Monday, September 23rd, 2019 6:00 PM
Sofiya Pasternack presents Anya and the Dragon with Kwame Alexander
Provo Library & King's English Bookstore, Salt Lake City

Sofiya Pasternack will read from and sign her new middle-grade novel Anya and the Dragon.

Anya and the Dragon is the story of fantasy and mayhem in tenth century Eastern Europe, where headstrong eleven-year-old Anya is a daughter of the only Jewish family in her village. When her family’s livelihood is threatened by a bigoted magistrate, Anya is lured in by a friendly family of fools, who promise her money in exchange for helping them capture the last dragon in Kievan Rus. This seems easy enough, until she finds out that the scary old dragon isn’t as old—or as scary—as everyone thought. Now Anya is faced with a choice: save the dragon, or save her family.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Anya and the Dragon from The King's English.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 7:00 PM
Aimee Lucido w/Kwame Alexander / Launch for Emmy in the Key of Code
Booksmith @ The Bindery

The Bindery hosts the launch for Aimee Lucido's debut, Emmy in the Key of Code. With her in conversation is Kwame Alexander (The Crossover). In this innovative middle grade novel, coding and music take center stage as new girl Emmy tries to find her place in a new school. Perfect for fans of Girls Who Code series and The Crossover.

In a new city, at a new school, twelve-year-old Emmy has never felt more out of tune. Things start to look up when she takes her first coding class, unexpectedly connecting with the material—and Abigail, a new friend—through a shared language: music. But when Emmy gets bad news about their computer teacher, and finds out Abigail isn’t being entirely honest about their friendship, she feels like her new life is screeching to a halt. Despite these obstacles, Emmy is determined to prove one thing: that, for the first time ever, she isn’t a wrong note, but a musician in the world's most beautiful symphony.

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 7:00 PM
An Evening With Kwame Alexander
Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Norwood
Join us for an incredible evening with NYT Bestselling author of 28 books, Kwame Alexander, as he presents the illustrated adaptation of his Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel, "The Crossover". *This is a ticketed event. Those who purchase or preorder "The Crossover" from Joseph-Beth Booksellers will receive a ticket to the signing line.

Friday, September 27th, 2019 6:00 PM
Presenting Kwame Alexander and Randy Preston
St Joseph County Public Library
THE CROSSOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL purchase required for attendance. The event will take place in 2 rooms, Humphreys is the room Kwame and Randy will perform in and the Colfax Auditorium is the overflow room where their performance will be streamed.

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00
Written Magazine
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Written Magazine, in partnership with Hammonds House Museum and Auburn Avenue Research Library, present Kwame Alexander's NYT Bestseller and Newbery Medal winning The Crossoveras never seen before. The new version is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile.

Monday, September 30th, 2019 7:30 PM
Kwame Alexander & Denene Millner
Greenlight Books (Fort Green)

Two acclaimed authors-turned-publishers discuss their latest children’s books, the artists and writers they are championing through their respective publishing lines, and the current state of children’s book publishing. Kwame Alexander's New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile.

In spring 2019, Kwame Alexander launched Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers with the mission to “change the world, one word at a time,” publishing books that celebrate the lives and reflect the possibilities of all children. Based on Will Smith’s The Fresh Prince, Denene Millner’s The Fresh Princess, illustrated by Gladys Jose, introduces Destiny—a cool, energetic, and strong-willed young girl who approaches every day with her own signature style.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 7:00 PM
How To Read a Book Party with Kwame Alexander
Trident Booksellers & Cafe
A Literary event with Kwame Alexander and Musical Guest Randy Preston!

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 6:30 PM
How To Read a Book with Kwame Alexander
C. Burr Artz Library, 110 East Patrick St. Frederick MD (Community Room)
Curious Iguana presents Newbery winner Kwame Alexander comes to Frederick as part of the “rock star” tour for his stunning new picture book, HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet. Kwame will be joined at the library by musician Randy Preston, who will share songs and entertain the audience with his guitar. This event will be ASL interpreted. Free and open to the public; no registration required but space is limited.

Copies of HOW TO READ A BOOK and a selection of Kwame’s previously published titles will be available for purchase at the event.

Friday, October 4th, 2019 6:30 PM
Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston Performance and Book Signing
Hooray For Books

Hooray for Books is thrilled to welcome Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander and musician Randy Preston for a special performance celebrating the release of Kwame's new picture book How to Read a Book.

This event is free but you must have a ticket to attend.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Black Authors Reading Rock Conference
Harborside Hotel
The Black Authors and Readers Rock Weekend (BARR) is a two-day literary conference organized and designed for black authors and readers. Attendance, however, is open to everyone. Register! Purchase Tickets!

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 5:00 PM
Sankofa Books & Cafe presents Kwame Alexander

Monday, October 7th, 2019 6:00 PM
READI TALK Series moderated by Maurice 'Splash' Eastwood

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St. Hartford, CT 06103

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Morristown Festival of Books


Friday, October 18th, 2019 7:00 PM
An Evening with Kwame Alexander
St. Tammany Parish Library

Monday, October 21st, 2019 8:30
Literacy For All  30th Anniversary
Rhode Island Convention Center

The Literacy for All Conference is ideal for classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, interventionists, literacy leaders, administrators and Reading Recovery teachers. A wide range of sessions from preschool through middle school will be taught by literacy specialists on topics that include: early literacy, adolescent literacy, intervention, coaching, children’s literature, reader’s workshop, guided reading, writer’s workshop, phonics, spelling and vocabulary, and Reading Recovery.

Hosted by Lesley University in collaboration with The University of Maine.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 6:00 PM
Literacy Night
San Bernardino Public Library
The San Bernardino Public Library will be hosting a visit from award-winning author and poet, Kwame Alexander and musician Randy Preston.

Friday, October 25th, 2019
Texas Book Festival - Austin
Grounds of the State Capitol Building

We are thrilled to reveal our 2019 Festival lineup! Our 2019 Festival lineup features a diverse array of topics, genres, and writers, including acclaimed poets, illustrators, and bestselling authors of both fiction and nonfiction.

As one of the largest literary festivals in the country, we are proud to showcase both national and Texas authors, including debut and bestselling writers, renowned chefs, beloved children’s illustrators and authors, and more.

Join us for the 24th annual Texas Book Festival on October 26-27, and help us inspire all Texans to love reading!