Margaret Renkl -- Talk and Book Signing
Presented by the Charleston Natural History Society

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 at 2pm

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Sat., Oct. 8, 2 pm — Join Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander (The Crossover) at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library for an afternoon celebrating the release of his newest middle grade novel, The Door of No Return (Little Brown, hb., 432 pp., $17.99). 

Kwame will talk, take questions and sign books!

Tickets are free and open to the public.

About the book:

The Door of No Return tells the saga of an African family through the eyes of twelve-year-old Kofi and his friend Ama, as they come of age in pre-colonial Ghana and face the woes and wonders of the new worlds of Europe and America. Alexander’s masterful storytelling and real-to-life characters paint a portrait of a young boy coming-of-age whose similarity to readers will offer an immediate connection to the world of today and continues the legacy of family saga stories such as Roots.

About the author: 

An honorary Charlestonian, Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times bestselling author of 35 books, including the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, the Newbery medal-winning novel, The Crossover, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, Rebound, Solo and Swing. He is the writer and executive producer of the forthcoming Crossover TV series on Disney Plus. He invites you to visit him at or on social media at @kwamealexander..

Baxter-Patrick James Island Library

1858 S. Grimball Rd.

James Island, SC 29412