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Kwame Alexander, award-winning author, to visit Chapel Hill, Raleigh

Posted March 14

Kwame Alexander, poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, will be in Chapel Hill and Raleigh this month to read from his new book, "The Playbook," best for ages 9 and up.

Here's where you can find him:

  • 3 p.m., Sunday, in Meeting Room B at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The event is held in partnership with Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hil. The event is free, but the after-program book signing requires a ticket. Tickets for the signing line are acquired by purchasing The Playbook from Flyleaf Books either at the store on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or online at flyleafbooks.com. The earlier the book is purchased the earlier the position in the signing line, according to a press release. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.
  • At 7 p.m., Monday, he'll be at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. He'll sign books after the program, but he won't be able to personalize books or sign memorabilia.

Here is Quail Ridge's review on his new book, "The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life:"

Alexander "stays in a basketball theme to inspire and motivate players of any age to soar on the court of life. Each of the 52 rules dazzles and encourages with Kwame's words and wisdom from role models such as Michelle Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Steph Curry. Trust us, you want to HEAR Kwame! For ages 9 and up."

Author of books including, "Booked" and "The Crossover," he received the 2015 John Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor.

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