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TRISTAN STRONG series

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Kwame Mbalia

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Hello!

Kwame is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. 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, out October 5th—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 Delacourte Press. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

Upcoming Events

October 7 @ 7pm EST

Dhonielle Clayton and Kwame Mbalia Discuss Shattered Midnight & Tristan Strong Keeps Punching

October 09 @ 2pm EST

Books of Wonder

October 12 @ 5:30pm EST

FlyLeaf Books In-Person Event
Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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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