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Kwame Alexander


USA flag (b.1968)

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.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
 

Series
Crossover
   0.5. Rebound (2018)
   1. The Crossover (2014)
   2. Booked (2016)
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Novels
   He Said, She Said (2013)
   Solo (2017) (with Mary Rand Hess)
   Swing (2018) (with Mary Rand Hess)
   The Door of No Return (2022)
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Collections
   Just Us (poems) (1995)
   Kupenda (poems) (2000)
   Dancing Naked On the Floor (poems) (2005)
   Crush (poems) (2007)
   And Then You Know (poems) (2012)
   The Playbook (poems) (2017)
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Picture Books
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Non fiction
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2015) : The Crossover
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2019) : Rebound


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