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Written presents Kwame Alexander

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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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. See the Bell family in a whole new light through Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic illustrations as the brothers’ winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.

Join us and be among the first to see The Crossover graphic novel upon its release in September.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York TimesBestselling author of 33 books, including SWING, THE WRITE THING, REBOUND, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal, THE UNDEFEATED, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and, his NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER.

A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. Kwame currently serves as the inaugural Innovator-in-Residence at the American School in London, and the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that aims to Change the World One Word at a Time.

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Dawud Anyabwile, who lives in Atlanta, is an Emmy Award winning artist, illustrator and co-creator of the groundbreaking Comic Book Series, Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline. Anyabwile has worked with companies such as Cartoon Network, Turner Studios, NBA TV, Nickelodeon, and many others as a character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator and concept artist. Anyabwile illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of the New York Timesbest selling novel, Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA Anyabwile now volunteers, teaches art classes to young students, and gives lectures when he isn't working on his art. Instagram: @brothermancomix

The event includes an interview with Written’s Michelle Gipson followed by book signing. The event and free and open to the public, but reservation is required. Bookseller will be on site.

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