Kwame Alexander

author • speaker • educator

Solo is a New York Times BESTSELLER!

Solo is a New York Times BESTSELLER
“A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll.” —Booklist, starred review

“Many readers will identify with Blade’s struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider.” —Publishers Weekly

“The authentic character development and tone will strike a chord with young adults.” —School Library Journal

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And the Winner of the Pat Conroy Legacy Award is...

And the Winner of the Pat Conroy Legacy Award is
(From Publishers Weekly: Kwame Alexander won the first Conroy Legacy Award bestowed by SIBA, pictured here with SIBA board president Doug Robinson of Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur, Ga.)

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poet, speaker, educator, author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel, The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC's "Hip Hop Harry"), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence.

Kwame's ESPN Video Poem: The Undefeated

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