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Nationality  American
Name  Kwame Alexander
Alma mater  Virginia Tech
Role  Writer

Genre  children's literature
Education  Virginia Tech
Notable awards  Newbery Medal
Awards  John Newbery Medal
Kwame Alexander

Nominations  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children's
Books  The Crossover, Acoustic Rooster and His B, Indigo Blume and the Garde, Kupenda, Just us
Similar People  Jacqueline Woodson, Cece Bell, Dan Santat, John Newbery

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Kwame Alexander is an American writer of poetry and children's fiction. His book The Crossover won the 2015 Newbery Medal recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." It was also selected as an Honor book for the Coretta Scott King Award. His book Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, was selected for the 2014 “Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book” program.


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Alexander attended Virginia Tech. He runs the Bookinaday program to introduce children to writing and publishing and currently lives in Reston, Virginia.


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  • Tough Love: Cultural Criticism and Familial Observations on the Life and Death of Tupac Shakur, ed. (1996)
  • Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011)

  • Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander Photos 43rd NAACP Image Awards Red

    Go Daddy, Go Daddy (2015)

  • He Said, She Said: A Novel (2013)
  • The Crossover: A Novel (2014)
  • Booked (2016)
  • The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life (2017)
  • Collections

  • The Flow: New Black Poets in Motion, ed. (1994)
  • Just Us: Poems & Counterpoems, 1986-1995 (1995)
  • 360°: A Revolution of Black Poets, ed. (1998)
  • Kupenda: Love Poems (2000)
  • Dancing Naked on the Floor: poems and essays (2005)
  • The Way I Walk: short stories and poems for Young Adults, ed. (2006)
  • Crush: Love Poems (2007)
  • Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, ed. (2007)
  • An American Poem (2008)
  • And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems (2008)
  • Poems

  • The Book Party (2016)
  • References

    Kwame Alexander Wikipedia