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Summer Reading with Kwame Mbalia!

Summer Reading with Kwame Mbalia! In-Person / Online

Tristan Strong fans do we have a treat for you! Join us this summer as we host Kwame Mbalia at HPL as a part of our Summer Reading author series! Hear Kwame talk about his books, writing process and so much more!


Kwame Mbalia is a writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY was awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and it—along with the sequels TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD and TRISTAN STRONG KEEPS PUNCHING are published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion. He is the co-author of LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR with Prince Joel Makonnen, from Scholastic Books, and the editor of the #1 New York Times bestselling anthology BLACK BOY JOY, published by Delacourte Press. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

Participants will also have a chance at receiving 1 of 50 giveaway books. Registration is required for this event. 

Check out titles by Kwame Mbalia


Saturday, July 23, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
4th Floor Program Place
Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building
Age Group:
  All Ages     Kids (5-10 yrs)     Tweens (10-12 yrs)  
  Author Talks / Book Clubs     Summer Reading Program  
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