Educators of 6th-9th grade students: Multnomah County Library invites you to be a part of a visit from Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander. Alexander said in his Newbery acceptance speech: “Books are mirrors to our world and windows to opportunity; but they are also much more: they are actual doors to a life of sustainability and success, to our lives, and each of us has a responsibility to walk through them.”
Thanks to the support of The Library Foundation, copies of Alexander's book REBOUND (forthcoming April 2018) will be made available to select 6th–9th grade students from around Multnomah County. Schools with the greatest educational and financial need will receive first consideration. Each group that is selected will receive a classroom set shortly before the visit with the expectation that students will study Alexander and his work in advance. The Library Foundation will reimburse funds for transportation for those attending the event as a group.
To be considered, you must complete this application by Friday, December 8, 2017.
The author visit is scheduled for:
Friday morning, April 20, 2018
at Jefferson High School
5210 N. Kerby Ave, Portland, OR