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Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talk & Book Signing
An Auburn Avenue Research Library Family Program.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Acapella Books, will host New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander. Kwame Alexander will discuss his latest work Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.
Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.
A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck «Da Man» Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.
The discussion portion of the program will be followed by a book signing session. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.