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Salon@615 with Kwame Alexander

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Collins Alumni Auditorium

6b University Park Drive

Nashville, TN 37215

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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. This free event will take place at Collins Auditorium at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:15pm. Read on for important event guidelines as well as to learn more about Kwame and his new book!

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This Salon@615 is a free, ticketed event. 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 6:05 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! Additional books will be available for purchase at the event while supplies last.

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.

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