Kwame Alexander’s Versify Debut with Jacqueline Woodson
April 1, 2019, 7:00 pm
The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Price: $10 grants entry for 1 to the event plus a $10 voucher to use towards any purchase at our bookstore in Brooklyn
Versify reflects Kwame Alexander’s vision that accessible and powerful prose and poetry—in picture books, novels, and nonfiction—can celebrate the lives and reflect the possibilities of all children.
Jacqueline Woodson moderates a discussion with debut Versify authors. The inaugural collection of books includes The Undefeated, a picture book by Alexander and illustrator Kadir Nelson that pays tribute to the sacrifices and triumphs of African Americans; The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, a middle-grade “modern-day Phantom Tollbooth” by Lamar Giles, a founding member of We Need Diverse Books; Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, the first in a new bilingual picture book series by illustrator Raúl the Third; and White Rose, a YA novel in verse about Nazi resistance leader Sophie Scholl, by YARN poetry editor Kip Wilson.
Join Kwame, Kadir, Lamar, Raúl and Kip to celebrate their books that explore the beauty, hurdles, and hopefulness of life… books that engage, entertain and empower young people to imagine and create a better world. The authors will read from their books and join a discussion with Jacqueline Woodson and then take questions from the audience; immediately following the event the authors will be available to autograph books.