Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander to visit University Laboratory School

01/18/16

Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover, will visit University Laboratory School on Thursday, January 21. He will give a presentation at 2:00 p.m. in the school auditorium to all 8th and 9th grade students.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel, The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC's "Hip Hop Harry"), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com.

 

 

For more information, contact:

Adrienne Gale

Communications Manager

LSU Laboratory School

(225) 578-4258 - w

(225) 933-9017 - c

agale2@lsu.edu