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Kwame Alexander

Autor(a) de The Crossover

41+ Works 9,484 Membros 446 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, speaker, and performer. His books include And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems, Crush: Love Poems, Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, and Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. He won the mostrar mais 2015 John Newbery Medal for his bestselling novel The Crossover. Since 2006, his Book-in-a-Day writing and publishing program has created more than 2500 student authors in 50 schools across the U.S., and in Canada and the Caribbean. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Kwame Alexander at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83568330


Obras por Kwame Alexander

The Crossover (2014) 2,569 exemplares
Booked (2016) 1,192 exemplares
The Undefeated (2019) 867 exemplares
Rebound (2018) 686 exemplares
Solo (2017) 653 exemplares
Swing (2018) 415 exemplares
The Crossover: A Graphic Novel (2019) 343 exemplares
Becoming Muhammad Ali (2002) 284 exemplares
Surf's Up (2016) 282 exemplares
How to Read a Book (2019) 259 exemplares
The Door of No Return (2022) 227 exemplares
He Said, She Said (2013) 169 exemplares
An American Story (2023) 136 exemplares
How to Write a Poem (2023) 80 exemplares
Crush: Love Poems (2007) 31 exemplares
Kupenda: Love Poems (2000) 10 exemplares
Indigo Blume and the Garden City (2010) 10 exemplares
360: A Revolution of Black Poets (1998) — Editor; Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Dancing Naked on the Floor (2005) 3 exemplares
Ab aufs Brett! (2016) 2 exemplares
Gli invincibili (2020) 2 exemplares
Solo Educator's Guide (2020) 1 exemplar

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Local de nascimento
Manhattan, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Washington, D.C., USA
Prémios e menções honrosas
Street Literature Book Award (Author of the Year, 2016)
Arielle Eckstut (Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary)



This book is a collection of poetry, talking about things from basketball to dancing and all the in-between. I think that this book could be good for elementary students because it could help teach them about poetry, if you have an assignment where poetry is used.
ChrisHoltGFU | 27 outras críticas | Apr 8, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "With powerful art from a bold new talent, this is a probing and sensitive take on a devastating chapter of U.S. history."
BackstoryBooks | 5 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "An incredible connector text for young readers eager to graduate to weighty conversations about our yesterday, our now, and our tomorrow."
BackstoryBooks | 82 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
Why Fathers Cry at Night is Kwame Alexander’s memoir. I should say right off, I should say right off I rarely read memoirs but, when I saw this on Netgalley, I was intrigued by the subtitle, A Memoir in Love Poems, Letters, Recipes, and Remembrances. Using all of these, Alexander reminisces about his efforts to reconnect with his radical dad, his marriage and divorce but mostly about his love for many of the women who have been influences in his life, his mother and his grief when she died, his ex-wife, his daughter and for Nikki Giovanni, his teacher at university and later his friend. This is a fast read but it is also raw, profound, and powerful, one that will stay with the reader, a beautiful book which will, no doubt, be read over and over again, providing new insights with each reading.

Thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown, and Company for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | 2 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |



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