Kwame Alexander - Door of No Return - at Conn Ave

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Eleven-year-old Kofi lives a peaceful life in his 19th century West African village of Upper Kwanta, with dreams for the future. When Kofi’s brother is chosen to represent the village at the Kings Festival in a wrestling contest, things go terribly wrong when he accidentally kills Prince Yaw Boateng, the nephew of the rival village’s king. Life turns upside-down, and soon nothing about his life is the same. This novel in verse follows Kofi as everything he has ever known turns into a journey of horror in the Middle Passage as he is sent through The Door of No Return.  

Kwame Alexander is the author of 36 books including The Undefeated, a Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book, and The Crossover, a Newbery Medal middle grade novel. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award.  


Ages 10+


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
The Door of No Return (The Door of No Return series #1) By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316441865
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022