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Kwame Alexander

author • speaker • educator

Literacy initiatives

Book-in-a-Day

Book-in-a-Day is an engaging and empowering literacy project that teaches students the fundamentals of creative writing and book publishing – all in one day. The intensive hands-on program, created in 2006 by Kwame Alexander, has launched thousands of K-12 authors in hundreds of schools across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. The program is also the inspiration for Kwame Alexander’s Page to Stage Writing Workshop, a literacy program/manual published by Scholastic Professional for educators who want to bring Book-in-a-Day to their own classrooms.


“What you did with the Book-in-a-Day students was nothing short of phenomenal. It will have a tremendous impact on their lives.” —Lauri Lyles, English Department Chair, Crossland High School, Temple Hills, MD


"Kwame’s workshop was an enriching and engaging project that excited students about poetry, publishing and literacy.” -- Ann Gwynn, Principal, Herndon Elementary School, Herndon, VA


“Transformative for all who participate—students, educators, librarians … some of the best interactive learning experiences.” -- Linda Holtslander, Division Manager, Programming, Loudoun County Public Libraries, Loudoun County, VA

updated: 1 year ago