2019 Keynote Speaker - Kwame Alexander, poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Swing, Solo and Rebound. Kwame is also the 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, the co-founding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative and the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.