Author & Illustrator

Kwame Alexander

http://KwameAlexander.com

Biography

Kwame Alexander is a poet, an educator, a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books, and recipient of the 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.

Becoming Muhammad Ali
Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume
National Geographic Kids Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures
The Crossover (Graphic Novel)
How to Read a Book
The Undefeated
Crossover
Surf's Up
Rebound
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Most Popular Kwame Alexander Books

    Crossover
    Kwame Alexander
    Becoming Muhammad Ali
    James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile
    The Undefeated
    Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
    How to Read a Book
    Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet
    Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
    Kwame Alexander
    Rebound
    Kwame Alexander

Book Stats

14
Authored
1
Illustrated
9
Collaborators

All Kwame Alexander Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2020Becoming Muhammad AliJames Patterson, Kwame AlexanderDawud Anyabwile320
2020Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo BlumeKwame AlexanderTim Bowers32
2020National Geographic Kids Photo Ark Limited Earth Day Edition: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and PicturesKwame Alexander48
2019The Crossover (Graphic Novel)Kwame AlexanderDawud Anyabwile224
2019How to Read a BookKwame AlexanderMelissa Sweet32
2019The UndefeatedKwame AlexanderKadir Nelson40
2019CrossoverKwame Alexander256
2018Surf's UpKwame AlexanderDaniel Miyares24
2018ReboundKwame Alexander416
2017Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating PoetsKwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, Marjory WentworthEkua Holmes56
2017Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and PicturesKwame Alexander48
2017Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called LifeKwame Alexander169
2016BookedKwame AlexanderKwame Alexander320
2011Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard BandKwame AlexanderTim Bowers32

Collaborators

James Patterson
Dawud Anyabwile
Kadir Nelson
Melissa Sweet
Chris Colderley
Marjory Wentworth
Ekua Holmes
Tim Bowers
Daniel Miyares

Book Dedications by Kwame Alexander

  • To my great-great-grandfather, Sgt. March Coprew, 2nd UCST.
    The Undefeated