New Books from Kwame

New Books from Kwame
A powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. A book in the tradition of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory,” Light for the World to See is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America’s crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope.

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"Alexander's uniquely designed poems offer a useful entry point for conversations about racism in America."―Booklist

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Co-authored with the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, Becoming Muhammad Ali is about the childhood of Cassius Clay, and it's a knockout. In bookstores and libraries everywhere.

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A stellar collaboration that introduces an important and intriguing individual to today's readers.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Cassius's narrative illustrates his charisma, drive, and work to know who you are."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit. Get this uplifting, informative book onto library shelves and into kid's hands."
School Library Journal, starred review


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"Wanna be a writer? Wanna find your voice? It all starts here..."―Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Bestselling author and poet extraordinaire Kwame Alexander created this super-fly notebook just for YOU! It's bursting with cool activities, sizzling poetry starters, inspirational quotes, and lots of space to create. Grab a copy of KWAME ALEXANDER'S FREE WRITE POETRY NOTEBOOK, then grab your pen or pencil 'cause it's time to give your words FLOW and RHYTHM and RHYME!

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Watch some of Kwame's Stay-at-Home Fun Writing Videos HERE

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Changing the world, one word at a time.

Changing the world one word at a time
Versify, the publishing imprint founded by Kwame Alexander is proud to celebrate our 2020 Award Winners.
Vamos: Let's Go to the Market by Raul the III (Pura Belpre Illustrator Award and Massachusetts and Massachusetts Book Award)
Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternak (Sidney Taylor Jewish Book Award Honor)
White Rose by Kip Wilson (Massachusetts Book Award Honor)
Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido (ILA Children’s and Young Adult book award for Intermediate Fiction)
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson (Caldecott Medal, Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award)
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updated: 2 months ago