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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, Inspirational
 

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)
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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
   Do the Write Thing (2001) (with Nina Foxx)
   Kwame Alexander's Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop (2016)
   Solo Educator's Guide (2020) (with Mary Rand Hess)
   Swing Educator's Guide (2020) (with Mary Rand Hess)
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2015) : The Crossover
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2019) : Rebound