FAU, Palm Beach Book Festival Present Kwame Alexander and James Patterson to Discuss “Becoming Muhammad Ali”

Kwame Alexander and James Patterson

Monday, Oct 26, 2020

FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has teamed up with the Palm Beach Book Festival to present New York Times best-selling authors in a virtual interview format. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson will discuss their young adult novel “Becoming Muhammad Ali” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Registration is at https://fauf.fau.edu/pbbf-patterson-alexander/. Registration is $10 and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit student scholarships in the college. To purchase the book, visit https://www.bkstr.com/faustore/product/becoming-muhammad-ali-364695-1

Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) was a kid with struggles like any other. Alexander and Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. The event will be moderated by Lois Cahall, founder of the Palm Beach Book Festival.

For more information, visit fau.edu/bookfestival