Kwame Alexander to Visit Cover to Cover

Thursday, February 23rd





The 2015 Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander will visit Cover to Cover on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:30. In his newest book, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life, he has written a collection of poems divided into 4 quarters of 13 rules each. They are accompanied by quotes from famous athletes and others, providing inspiration for kids, to help them succeed on and off the court.


The Newbery Winner and Coretta Scott Author Honor Book, The Crossover, tells the story of two brothers who are gifted basketball players and are shoe-ins for college scholarships. When tragedy visits their happy, supportive family, their lives are turned upside down. The Crossover was followed by Booked, another novel in verse in which soccer star Nick Hall is sidelined by injury. Alexander’s passion for poetry and sports are a powerful combination.


He will give a brief talk at 1:30, take questions and sign books.  Although Kwame will be discussing The Playbook and other young adult titles, he has also written picture books for younger readers


Cover to Cover
Books for Young Readers
3560 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

American Library Association 2016 Award Winners Announced

Caldecott Winner

 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall, Written by Lindsay Mattick

 Honor Books

Trombone Shorty

Illustrated by Bryan Collier, Written by Troy Andrews


Illustrated and Written by Kevin Henkes

 Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Illustrated by Ekua Holmes, Written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Last Stop on Market Street

Illustrated by Christian Robinson, Written by Matt de la Peña

 Newbery Winner

Last Stop on Market Street

Written by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

 Honor Books  

The War That Saved my Life

Written by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

 Roller Girl

Written and Illustrated by Victoria Jamieson


Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan

 The Coretta Scott King Award and Printz Award winners will be listed in the next email.

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