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About the Author
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books Out of Wonder and The Undefeated, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
He is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, currently serving as their poet ambassador.He lives with his family in the UK. Visit his website at www.kwamealexander.com or find him on Twitter and Instagram @kwamealexander.
KADIR NELSON a gagné de nombreux prix pour son travail en tant qu'illustrateur. Ses oeuvres ont paru dans plusieurs publications et ont été exposées dans des galeries et des musées à travers le monde. Son premier livre en tant qu'auteurillustrateur, We Are the Ship, a été classé au palmarès du New York Times et lui a permis de remporter le prix Coretta Scott King du meilleur auteur ainsi qu'une mention d'honneur pour ses illustrations.
KADIR NELSON illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books: Moses and Libre: Le long voyage d'Henri. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won the Coretta Scott King Award. Will Smith's Just The Two of Us won an NAACP Image Award, and his new book, We Are The Ship continues to garner major awards. Nelson showed artistic talent at age three and began working in oils by age sixteen. Kadir Nelson lives in Los Angeles.