New Hope-Solebury School District will welcome New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander for a series of virtual presentations on Thursday, Oct. 14.
Students have been preparing for Alexander’s visit by watching and discussing interviews with the author and by viewing his live readings. Students are also engaging in writing activities that correlate with Alexander’s signature free verse style while exploring his books and the works of comparable authors available in the school libraries.
“We are so very fortunate to bring Kwame Alexander in conversation with our students,” remarked high school librarian Mary Schwander. “In addition to his books being extremely popular with young people, he is also a vibrant speaker who is passionate about the joy of reading and the importance of literary themes and characters which reflect our diverse world.”
In addition to student presentations, Alexander will also host a virtual program open to the public at 7 p.m. serving as a culmination to his visits with students. Alexander will speak about his experience as an educator and writer and field questions from the audience.
Updated October 14, 2021