Kwame Alexander comes to Maplewood

Photo of Kwame Alexander / Courtesy of Portia Wiggins

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander will appear at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Tuesday, April 3, at 5 p.m. to introduce his new novel, “Rebound.”

The children’s author took the literary world by storm in 2015 when he published the predecessor to “Rebound,” his Newbery Award-winning “The Crossover,” a sports novel written in verse.