Kwame Alexander's live digital performance
How did it go?
Our afternoon event on the first day of The Children's Bookshow Digital Festival was with the awesome American writer, Kwame Alexander who joined us from London where he's currently based. A baseball-capped Kwame, against a backdrop of images of American icons, blasted onto our screens with an infectious energy. He talked of his love of words and writing growing up and how he overcame repeated rejection before becoming the successful published writer he is today. It was powerful and moving to hear a reading of The Undefeated by the man himself. Kwame answered oodles of questions from children and teachers as well as posing some of his own and left us feeling inspired and ready to start writing.
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- Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
- 1:30 pm
- Approx. 45 minutes
- Age range:
- Years 5 and 6
How do digital performances work?
We will broadcast direct into your classroom, using the online platform Crowdcast. You don't need an account, just a link and a password which will be sent to you by The Children's Bookshow once you have registered with us for the event.
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Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author, who has won numerous awards including the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.
Praise for The Undefeated
Alexander's magnificent anthem to the courage and genius of black Americans is paired with stunning portraits by Nelson
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