Salon@615 presents Kwame Alexander

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Presented by Nashville Public Library and Parnassus Books and Humanities Tennessee and Nashville Public Library Foundation at Lipscomb University - Collins Auditorium, Nashville TN

Apr 23 2019
Salon@615 presents Kwame Alexander

Salon@615 is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander for a celebration of his new picture book, The Undefeated, as well as the paperback releases of The Crossover and Booked

More about Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Swing, Solo, and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He’s also the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

More about The Undefeated

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.

Source: Parnassus Books



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A very limited number of tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event, after which walk-up guests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strongly recommend arriving early for the on-site and walk-up ticket line. To ensure a guaranteed seat, ticket holders need to be seated by 6:05pm. Any seats that are unfilled at 6:05pm will begin to be filled with walk-up guests.

To join the signing line at this event, you MUST purchase a copy of your choice of The Undefeated, The Crossover, or Booked from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! Enter the coupon code SALON10 upon checkout, and the discount will be automatically applied to your order. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.


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