Events

Barbara Biber Convocation

Kwame Alexander

Date/Time
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:
Bank Street College of Education
Tabas Auditorium
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Description:

The Barbara Biber Convocation is the centerpiece of the Graduate School orientation and welcome for incoming graduate students. The esteemed lecture provides an opportunity for the College community to engage with seminal scholars on leading issues in education that contribute to innovative practices and understandings in diverse settings.

Bank Street alumni are invited to join as author and educator Kwame Alexander opens the 2018-19 school year. Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 25 books including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery-medal winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He writes for children of all ages. Some of his other works include The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life; the picture books, Surf’s Up, Animal Ark and Out of Wonder, and the novels, Solo and Booked.

A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame Alexander is the recipient of several awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through his Writing Workshop. He’s led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and to Ghana, where he is training teachers and building a library and health clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an International literacy program he co-founded. As the 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, he is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, and the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

Contact:
Gretchen Adams at gadams@bankstreet.edu

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