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Parish of Caddo - Communications Office

Posted on: April 9, 2021

Caddo Parks hosts virtual author visit with Alex McConduit

Alex McConduit Bloom



Caddo Parish, LA- Alex McConduit, children’s book author and New Orleans native, has partnered with the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department to host a virtual visit with children and families of Caddo Parish and surrounding areas. The virtual event will take place Thursday, April 15 at 6pm via Zoom. Registration is required.


The visit is in celebration of his newly published book Bloom: The Story of the World's First Flower which is complete with a brief description of the evolutionary history of flowering plants, educational diagrams and fun facts for flower fanatics everywhere! This book was written during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 when Alex had an idea and newfound free time and decided to bring his idea to life!


Alex is also founder of Big Boot Books, formed to publish McConduit’s books as well as aid students in New Orleans publish their own as well. A superstar team of educators formed to create W.R.I.T.E,. a youth publishing program that transforms students into published authors. Since 2010, Big Boot Books has visited schools from the Gulf Coast all the way to the Czech Republic to share stories about New Orleans and to encourage kids to read, write, and follow their dreams.


Join the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department for an intimate visit with Alex where he will be reading from two of his books, Bloom: The Story of the World’s First Flower" and Thorn in My Horn about a young New Orleans musician who loves to play his trumpet despite his mother’s lack of appreciation.  The readings will be accompanied by a short nature talk, a Q&A with students and a short performance by Alex on his trumpet.


Use this form to register and receive the Zoom link:


More information about the virtual visit can be found on or at or by calling (318) 929-2806. 

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