Author Talk With Award-winning Author Kwame Alexander

KwameOn Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library.

Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates an accessible mix of drama and poetry. A former reluctant reader himself, Alexander hopes his books will show young readers, in particular African-American boys, that books can be as exciting and fun as sports or video games. He travels the world each year speaking to young people about the power of books and poetry. We are pleased to join the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in welcoming him to Hudson.

Following Alexander’s author talk, the library is teaming up with the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and WGXC to host a special WGXC Afternoon Show featuring authors and illustrators who are participating in the festival. Tune in to WGXC 90.7FM or stream online at from 4:30-6pm to hear the live broadcast.

The Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School on Saturday, May 7 from 10am-3pm. For more information about the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, including a list of participating authors and illustrators and transportation options, be sure to check out the festival website.