Watch Now! Open Book: Kwame Mbalia

Watch as New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia discusses his books, his former career as pharmaceutical metrologist, the importance of names, and more. His middle-grade debut book, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, was awarded a 2020 Coretta Scott King Honor and a Children’s Africana Book Award Winner. Tristan Strong Destroys the World, is the sequel to this West African mythology and African American folk hero tale.

Recorded on September 17, 2021 

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