Kwame Alexander


Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of more than 35 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.A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Twitter: @kwamealexander Instagram: @kwamealexander


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

Candace Fleming, Gail Carson Levine, 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



Kwame Alexander


The Crossover

Kwame Alexander


Surf's Up

Kwame Alexander and Daniel Miyares


Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures

Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess, et al.


And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems

Kwame Alexander



Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess



Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess


Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, et al.