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Kwame Alexander    

Poet, Educator, Publisher & New York Times Bestselling Author Known for "The Crossover"

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 39 books, including "Swing," "Becoming Muhammad Ali," co-authored with James Patterson, "Rebound," which was shortlisted for prestigious UK Carnegie Medal, The Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book, "The Undefeated," illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and his NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, "The Crossover."

His newest releases are "The Door of No Return," book one of a new trilogy that is destined to be a game changer, and "An American Story." His memoir, "Why Fathers Cry At Night," was released in May, 2023. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award.

In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of "The Crossover" TV series on Disney+.

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