Books by Kwame Alexander


Kwame Alexander, is a poet, an educator, a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books, and recipient of the Newbery Medal for his novel The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC's "Hip Hop Harry"), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education's first writer-in-residence. Visit him at


Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators...

Yuyi Morales, Dan Santat, et al.


He Said, She Said

Kwame Alexander


How to Read a Book

Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet


Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

Kwame Alexander and Tim Bowers


The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game...

Kwame Alexander and Thai Neave


The Crossover

Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile


Surf's Up

Kwame Alexander and Daniel Miyares



Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess


Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, et al.



Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess


He Said/ She Said

Kwame Alexander