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A Literary Concert of Jazz and Verse


Join Newbery award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander in a celebration of his new YA novel in verse, "Swing." He will be accompanied by Randy Preston, a songwriter who has written original music based on the book.


Panelists
Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and the New York Times best-selling author of 28 books, including "Swing," "Solo" and "Rebound," the follow-up to his, Newbery-winning middle grade novel, "The Crossover....

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Randy Preston

Randy Preston is a singer-songwriter, educator and storyteller, who grew up on three different continents. Raised in England and Kenya, he gained a deep appreciation for the lore, the myths and the legends of the places he has lived....

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