Educators' Night with Kwame Alexander

Artists & Authors

Free. Reservations are required and begin September 12.

This program is full. The event will also be livestreamed through Facebook Live, but not recorded.

(2 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night featuring a presentation and book signing with award-winning author Kwame Alexander. Alexander will read from his new book, The Door of No Return, talk about the journey of being called to write this story, and discuss his vision for building community and bringing more empathy through literature.

This event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Reservations are required and begin September 12.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make the event? Order books online by October 10 to reserve signed books.

We work to provide accessible programming. If you need accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Siobhán at We ask that requests are sent at least five business days in advance of the program so we can make arrangements. Thank you!

Schedule of events

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Guests will have time to browse the Museum and collect free materials for their classroom. Author Barbara Elleman will also be onsite signing copies of her book, The Worlds of Tomie dePaola.

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Writing Memory, Seeking Imagination: The Power of Our Story, with Kwame Alexander, followed by Q&A

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Book signing with Kwame Alexander

Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make the event? Order books online by October 10 to reserve signed books.

In the Bookshop

The Door of No Return

The Undefeated

The Crossover

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets


How to Read a Book