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Newbery Award Winner Kwame Alexander Speaking at STAB


Charlottesville, Va., March 17, 2017 – On March 22, St. Anne's-Belfield School Librarian Sarah FitzHenry will moderate a discussion between noted children's author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes as an invitation-only event for Charlottesville area fourth and fifth grade students as part of the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book.

Alexander and Holmes will discuss their new collaborative book Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets.

"We are thrilled to have Kwame Alexander return to the Virginia Festival of the Book as our youth headlining author for 2017," said Sarah Lawson, assistant director of the Virginia Center for the Book.

"Now, more than ever, we need voices like his to help share the importance of literature and poetry to our shared humanity, both for young people and the rest of us. That he's joined by the fantastic illustrator Ekua Holmes only makes these Festival programs that much sweeter." 

LOCATION: Conway Convocation Center, 799 Faulconer Drive 

DATE: Wednesday, March 22

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

Coverage of this event is encouraged. Please coordinate with Beth Stefanik, contact details above, by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Seventeen countries are represented in the student body, with 40 percent of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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