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By John Lanier

Poet Kwame Alexander Reveals The Power Of Words


May 6, 2019

A crowd of all ages filled Transylvania County Library’s Rogow Room Monday afternoon, April 29, to hear Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander discuss poetry and the power of words.

Alexander was accompanied by Randy Preston, who put Alexander’s words to music during the event, which also included audience participation.

Alexander said his mother was his first librarian: “My Mom was my first librarian. She was the first person that got me immersed in books. She taught me the power and the value of words.”

As a child, his favorite book was Dr. Suess’ “Fox in Socks.” When he w...

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