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Kwame Alexander

author • speaker • educator

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SURF’S UP

NorthSouth Books

*Starred Review:


"It’s a wild ride on the sea of imagination, and a rousing high-five to the power of reading."
- Publishers Weekly


*Starred Review:

"Newbery Award winner (The Crossover, 2014) Alexander's humorous, tautly poetic dialogue between friends begs to be read aloud to small listeners or by new readers, and these frogs have cultural punch that many plain-vanilla animal characters lack. The nod to Moby-Dick is a bonus. A warmhearted tribute to reading."

-Kirkus Reviews



New York, NY – NorthSouth Books is pleased to these announce the release of Surf’s Up, written by Newbery Award winning author Kwame Alexander and illustrated by the talented Daniel Miyares.

Surf’s Up, a beautifully illustrated picture book is Alexander’s first book since winning the Newbery Medal for his novel, The Crossover, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Surf’s Up follows two surfing frogs, Bro and Dude, who must choose between fun in waves and the adventure in the pages of a great book. Written with humor and illustrated with lots of great surprizes, Surf’s Up has garnered starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.

For more information, contact
Heather Lennon, NorthSouth books
Hlennon@@northsouth.com
917-210-5868

updated: 11 months ago