Author & Illustrator

Kwame Alexander


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.

Most Popular Kwame Alexander Books

All Kwame Alexander Books

The Crossover Book Series


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

Book Dedications by Kwame Alexander

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