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Kwame Alexander

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Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including SWING, REBOUND, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal, THE UNDEFEATED, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Melissa Sweet and his NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER.
A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, three NAACP Image Award Nominations and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award.

 In partnership with Follett Book Fairs, he created the AllBooksForAllKids initiative to bring more diverse books into school libraries. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. Kwame is the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that aims to “Change the World One Word at a Time.”
 Read more about Kwame Alexander by clicking on his photo to visit www.kwamealexander.com.

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