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Where I've Been

Where Ive Been

Tue. Oct. 3, 2017

Featured Author

MOJA Festival

1:45pm-3pm Burke High School

7:30pm City Gallery

Charleston, SC

Thurs. Oct. 5, 2017

Featured Speaker

Future of Storytelling Summitt

Snug Harbor, NY

Friday. Oct. 6, 2017

Keynote Speaker/Featured Author

College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

Wed. Oct. 11, 2017

Solo Book Tour

Promise Middle School

Camden, NJ

Solo Book Tour

Free Library of Philadelphia

Central Branch

Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017


Indivisible Symposium on Social Justice and Litarature

Conversation with Cornelius Minor

Center for Teaching Through Children's Books

Skokie, IL

Mon. Oct. 16, 2017

SOLO Performance and Signing

7pm Politics & Prose

**Opening week of new location**

Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore at the Wharf

70 District Square SW, Washington DC 20024

Wed. Oct. 18, 2017

Featured Author

Brunswick School

Greenwich, CT

Thur. Oct. 19, 2017

Featured Author

Greenwich Village School

Greenwich, CT

Fri. Oct. 20, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Maryland Association of School Librarians

Upper Marlboro, MD

Sat. Oct. 21, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Read Up Greenville Festival

The Peace Center of the Performing Arts

Greenville, SC

Mon. Oct. 23, 2017

Featured Author

Green Hedges School

Vienna, VA

Featured Author

George C. Round Elementary

Manassas, VA

Tues. Oct. 24, 2017

Featured Author

Trevor Day School

New York, NY

Wed. Oct. 25, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Hudson Valley Fall Into Books

Kingston, NY

Thur. Oct. 26, 2017

Keynote Speaker

NYSEC Conference

Marriott Albany

Albany, NY

Thu. Nov 2, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Virginia Association of School Librarians

Chantilly, VA

Fri. Nov 3, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt National Literacy Summit

Nashville, TN


YALSA Symposium

Louisville, KY

Sun. Nov 5, 2017

Performance and Book Signing

Busboys & Poets


Location: (Takoma) 235 Carroll St NW

Washington, DC 20012

Mon. Nov 6, 2017

Featured Author

Scholastic Book Fair

Brooks Middle School


Tues. Nov 7, 2017

Featured Author

Scholastic Book Fair

All Saints Catholic

Naperville, ILL

Featured Author

Carl Sandburg Middle School

Mudulein, IL

Thurs. Nov 9, 2017

Literary Pep Rally Performance and Book Signing

Schenectady School District

Schenectady, NY

Tues. Nov 14, 2017

Featured Author

Miami Book Fair

Evening Series: A Conversation between Kwame Alexander and Edwidge Danticat


Wed. Nov. 15, 2017

Featured Author

Miami Scholastic Book Fair School Visit

Miami, FL

Thur. Nov. 16, 2017

Literary Pep Rally, Performance and Book Signing

Houston ISD

Worthing High School

Houston, TX

Talk and Book Signing

5pm - 6pm

Blue Willow Book store with neighboring librarians/educators

Houston, TX

Fri/Sat. Nov. 17-18, 2017
Featured Author
Savannah Children’s Book Festival
Savannah, Georgia

Nov 20, 2017
Featured Author
The Odyssey School
Stevenson, MD

Nov 28-29
Featured Author
International School Visits
Milan, Italy

Nov. 30 - Dec. 3
Special Guest Author
Montreuil Book Fair
Paris, France

Dec. 4
The Opposition Show with Jordan Klepper
Comedy Central
New Yor City

Dec 6
Unity Preparatory of Brooklyn Charter School

People of Color Publishing Launch
Society of Illustrators
New York City, NY

Dec. 11
Keynote Speaker
LA Literacy Lifts
Los Angeles, CA

The Oaks School
Los Angeles, CA

Dec 13
Featured Author
Burgundy Farms Country Day School
Alexandria, VA

Feature Author
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School
Vienna, VA

Dec. 14
Brox Preparatory Charter School

NYC Department of Education Conference
New York, NY

Jan 10 & 11 2018
Featured Author
Lafayette Public Library & Edgar Middle School
Lafayette, Louisiana

Jan 12 - 16
Los Angeles, California

Jan 20 - 25

Literacy Empowerment and Action Project

Feb 7
Featured Author
The Steward School
Richmond, VA

Feb 16
Keynote Speaker
Write to Learn
Osage Beach, MO

Feb 26
Feautred Author
Burgundy Farm County Day School
Alexandria, VA

Feb 28
Featured Author
Kalamazoo Central High School
Kalamazoo Public Library
Kalamazoo, MI

March 1
Keynote Speaker
NEA Read Across America
Washington, DC

March 9
Featured Author
Weston Middle School
Weston, MA

March 15
Keynote Speaker
HMH Leadership Conference
Boston, MA

March 20
Keynote Speaker
NAA Conference

March 24
Keynote Speaker
Oxford Literary Festival
London, UK

April 2

Jan 25-27, 2019

Versify Launch

ALA Midwinter Convention

Seattle, WA

Fri. Feb 1, 2019

Guest Speaker

Rydal Elementary School

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Sat. Feb 2, 2019

Keynote Speaker

27thAnnual African-American Children’s Book Fair

Philadelphia, PA

Mon. Feb 4, 2019

Guest Speaker

Parkville Middle School

Baltimore, MD

Mon. Feb 4, 2019

Guest Speaker

Garrison Forrest School

Ownings Mills, MD

Tue. Feb 5, 2019

Guest Speaker

Pine Grove Middle School

Baltimore, MD