NEW YORK (AP) – Award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander’s trilogy that tells the story of an African family begins this fall with “The Door of No Return”.
The book will be released on September 27, Little Brown & Company announced Tuesday. According to the publisher, the three books follow the life of 11-year-old Kofi and his family, from pre-colonial Ghana to the “woes and wonders” they face in Europe and America.
“Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end,” Alexander said in a statement. “I wrote this one because people need to know that the middle (the passage) was not our beginning. I wanted to tell the truth about African American history, because even though most of ‘between us are aware of the American side, it’s time for us to know more about the African side, isn’t it? “
Alexander’s 2015 novel, “The Crossover,” won the Newbery Medal for Best Children’s Book of the Year. His other works include the novels “Booked” and “He Said, She Said”, the illustrated story “The Undefeated” and the books of poetry “Kupenda” and “Crush”.
This story corrects the release date to September 27.
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