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Kwame is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, a former pharmaceutical metrologist, and a publisher with Freedom Fire Books, an imprint of Disney-Hyperion. 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—is 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 Delacorte Press. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

Upcoming Events

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April 2 @ 3pm EST

Kwame talks withAntonie Bandele about
Black Boys & Magic @Sistah SciFi

April 9 @ 10am EST

BAM Festival
From Kingdoms to Queendoms and Everything In Between

April 25 @ 1:30pm CST

TLA Conference
More Than Speech Bubbles: Middle Grade Graphic Novels That Wow

October 15 @ 1pm EST

Flipgrid Live Event: West African & African American Stories with Author Kwame Mbalia

October 18 @ 1pm CDT

Joyful Dreams with Kwame Mbalia and Kelly Yang!

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