Author Kwame Alexander at the Manhattan Beach Library | Saturday, January 14th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join {pages} a bookstore and Manhattan Beach Library for a children’s book event with Author Kwame Alexander

Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Manhattan Beach Library (1320 Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach)

New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander will present two of his newest books @ Manhattan Beach Library, with sales through {pages} a  bookstore, on Saturday, January 14 @ 2:00pm! This is a FREE event but we would appreciate book purchases be made through {pages} a bookstore.  Signed books can be pre-ordered and picked up at the event or purchase your books at the event. All copies will be signed and personalized.

Kwame Alexander, #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return, pens a powerful picture book, An American Story, that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history. Multilayered and stunningly illustrated, Alexander, and debut artist Dare Coulter present a sweeping narrative of a history almost impossible to tell, full of tragedy and cruelty that spans both centuries and continents.

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of the beginning of America, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times bestselling author of 37 books, including the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, the Newbery medal-winning novel, The Crossover (a forthcoming TV series on Disney+), and Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson. He is also a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition.

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An American Story (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316473125
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

The Door of No Return (The Door of No Return series #1) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316441865
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Becoming Muhammad Ali By James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316498173
Availability: In Stock
Published: jimmy patterson - May 3rd, 2022

The Crossover: A Newbery Award Winner (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: In Stock
Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Booked (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328596307
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Rebound (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780358494836
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Clarion Books - May 4th, 2021