Kwame Alexander & Denene Millner

Fort Greene Store:
Monday, September 30, 7:30 PM
Authors in Conversation: Writing – and Publishing – Children’s Books That Reflect Our World
Kwame Alexander presents The Crossover Graphic Novel
Denene Millner presents The Fresh Princess

Two acclaimed authors-turned-publishers discuss their latest children’s books, the artists and writers they are championing through their respective publishing lines, and the current state of children’s book publishing. Kwame Alexander's New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile. In spring 2019, Kwame Alexander launched Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers with the mission to “change the world, one word at a time,” publishing books that celebrate the lives and reflect the possibilities of all children. Based on Will Smith’s The Fresh Prince, Denene Millner’s The Fresh Princess, illustrated by Gladys Jose, introduces Destiny—a cool, energetic, and strong-willed young girl who approaches every day with her own signature style. In spring 2020, Denene Millner will move her award-winning children’s book imprint to Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; Denene Millner Books publishes “love letters to children of color who deserve to see their beauty and humanity in the most remarkable form of entertainment on the planet: books.”

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Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781328960016
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

Fresh Princess Cover Image
By Denene Millner, Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062884572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2019

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