Kwame Alexander
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Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, including THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Passaic Poetry Prize. Kwame writes for children of all ages. His other works include SURF'S UP, a picture book; BOOKED, a middle grade novel; and He Said She Said, a YA novel.

(Find out more info on Kwame and where he'll be at www.KwameAlexander.com)

Kwame believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people through his PAGE TO STAGE Writing and Publishing Program released by Scholastic. A regular speaker at colleges and conferences in the U.S., he also travels the world planting seeds of literary love (Singapore, Brazil, Italy, France, Shanghai, etc.). Recently, Alexander led a delegation of 20 writers and activists to Ghana, where they delivered books, built a library, and provided literacy professional development to 300 teachers, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an International literacy program he co-founded.

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    • The Crossover

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599

    Dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immediate Connections

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Rebound

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought Provoking

    • By Elie on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Booked

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as 12-year-old Nick learns the power of words when he wrestles with problems at home and stands up to a bully....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By TAMALA on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Swing

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they've got to find cool....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and important read especially for boys

    • By The Mrs. on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Solo

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Solo tells the story of 17-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal Book

    • By Rachael Street on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Playbook

    • 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ruffin Prentiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A companion book to his best-selling and Newbery winning book The Crossover, The Playbook is Kwame Alexander's dynamic, sports-infused guide to life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT!!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Flying Lessons & Other Stories

    • By: Ellen Oh - editor
    • Narrated by: Ellen Oh, Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology celebrates the uniqueness and universality in us all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a GEM of great worth.

    • By Joyce H. on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

    • By: Wade Hudson - editor, Cheryl Willis Hudson - editor
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Guy Lockard, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak and prejudice and racism run rampant? Diverse creators, including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander, lend voice to young activists....

    Regular price: $15.40

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