Kwame Alexander

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Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of 34 books, including Caldecott-Medal and Newbery-Honor winning picture book The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, How to Read a Book, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Swing, Rebound, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal, and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, a National Book Award Nominee, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life, and the picture books Surf’s Up and Out of Wonder, which won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Kwame is the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.