Author Derrick Barnes

Join us as we welcome award-winning children's book author Derrick Barnes, Who Got Game? Baseball, Amazing but True Stories, in conversation with Josh Berk, Director of the Bethlehem Area Public Library.

All of Derrick's books will be at the session for purchase & signing. This event is free, and no registration is required. 

Derrick D. Barnes is from Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Jackson State University with a BA degree in Marketing. He is the author of the critically acclaimed picture book CROWN: An Ode To The Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books/Agate Bolden) which won a multitude of literary awards, making it one of the most decorated picture books in the history of children’s literature. The awards/prizes include two 2018 EZRA JACK KEATS AWARDS (one for New Writer and an honor for the magnificent illustrations). It was also a HUGE winner at the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards, taking home FOUR Honor awards: the Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Newberry Honor, and the Caldecott Honor. In October of 2018, CROWN also took home the lucrative and highly coveted Kirkus Prize For Young Readers.

Read more about Derrick Barnes HERE 

Event date: 

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

11 West Church St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523505531
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 17th, 2020

The King of Kindergarten Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524740740
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545017602
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 1st, 2008