A Conversation with Kwame Alexander: My Brother's Keeper Ohio & Ohio Library Council

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Join us on Zoom for a conversation with Kwame Alexander, discussing The Crossover, winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award Honor. Opening remarks by Senator Sherrod Brown.

This event will serve as a kick-off for a new book club for students involved with My Brother’s Keeper (MBK). MBK is a statewide coalition of advocates and communities dedicated to improving outcomes for boys and young men of color and creating opportunities for all of Ohio’s youth.

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About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, How to Read a Book, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, SwingRebound, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and, his Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover.

My Brother’s Keeper Ohio was launched in October 2018 to serve as a support system for Ohio’s 11 MBK communities. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University leads the coordination of Ohio’s first-ever statewide network and works in partnership with the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown to help MBK communities build capacity, implement evidence-based strategies, and measure progress in closing opportunity gaps for Ohio's youth.