Kwame Alexander on Tour!

Bookworks and the UNM Creative Writing Department present award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander on book tour! 

Kwame has a new picture poetry book called The Undefeated, inspired by the ESPN show of the same name, and his books Rebound and Crossover are new in paperback.

Come check out his wrapped bus, meet Kwame and musician Randy Preston, and get a book signed. BOOKS AND TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. 

Admittance requires purchase of one of the books below--Crossover, Booked, or Undefeated. Please choose one book below and move through checkout. Include your name and phone number on your order. Tickets and books will be available for pickup at Bookworks prior to the event and at the event.

About Alexander's new book, The Undefeated (ON SALE APRIL 2):

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. 
Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.

Kwame Alexander is the New York Times Bestselling author of 25 books, including Rebound, the critically acclaimed prequel to the 2015 Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover. The recipient of the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award, Kwame lives with his family in Virginia. The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Woodward Hall
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
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The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019