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...

Marla Frazee, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, 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


Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, et al.