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Below is a list of 15 the books by this author.

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BOOKED
By: kwame alexander | Published: April 2016

The novel-in-verse follow up to the 2015 Newbery Medalist The Crossover. New York Times Bestseller-National Book Award Longlist - ILA-CBC Children's...

The novel-in-verse follow up to the 2015 Newbery Medalist The Crossover. New York Times Bestseller-National Book Award Longlist - ILA-CBC Children's Choice List- ALA Notable Children's Book -Book Links' Lasting Connections - Kirkus Best Book - San Francisco Chronicle Best Book-Washington Post Best Book- BookPage Best Book A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. "- The Chicago Tribune Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you. . . In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!"

Theme: Sports - Soccer

  • ISBN
    9780544570986
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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BOOKED
By: kwame alexander | Published: March 2019

Now in paperback! Longlisted for the National Book Award and a NYT bestseller! Soccer, love, and friendship take center stage in this novel in verse b...

Now in paperback! Longlisted for the National Book Award and a NYT bestseller! Soccer, love, and friendship take center stage in this novel in verse by Newbery winner Kwame Alexander. Can't nobody stop you Can't nobody cop you... In this follow-up to Newbery-winnerThe Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. Twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match! Now in paperback.

  • ISBN
    9781328596307
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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CROSSOVER
By: kwame alexander | Published: March 2014

New York Times bestseller - Newbery Medal Winner -Coretta Scott King Honor Award -2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults-2015 YALSA Qu...

New York Times bestseller - Newbery Medal Winner -Coretta Scott King Honor Award -2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults-2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Publishers Weekly Best Book - School Library Journal Best Book- Kirkus BestBook A beautifully measured novel of life and line."- The New York Times Book Review "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering, " announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family. "

Theme: Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9780544107717
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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CROSSOVER
By: kwame alexander | Published: March 2019

New York Times bestseller - Newbery Medal Winner -Coretta Scott King Honor Award -2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults-2015 YALSA Qu...

New York Times bestseller - Newbery Medal Winner -Coretta Scott King Honor Award -2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults-2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Publishers Weekly Best Book - School Library Journal Best Book- Kirkus BestBook A beautifully measured novel of life and line."- The New York Times Book Review "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. 'Cuz tonight I'm delivering," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood-he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line. As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets a girl, the twins' bond unravels.Told in dynamic verse, this fast and furious middle grade novel that started it all absolutely bounces with rhythm and bursts with heart."

Theme: Sports - Basketball

  • ISBN
    9780544935204
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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CROSSOVER GN
By: kwame alexander | Published: September 2019

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health....

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

  • ISBN
    9781328575494
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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CROSSOVER SERIES BOXED SET
By: kwame alexander | Published: September 2021

Theme: #OwnVoices, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780358567042
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    Intermediate Fiction
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HE SAID SHE SAID
By: kwame alexander | Published: November 2014

Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor&nda...

Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning author Kwame Alexander! He Said, She Said is perfect for fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rachel Vail alike. This paperback edition includes a Q&A with author Kwame Alexander. He says: Omar "T-Diddy" Smalls has got it made—a full football ride to UMiami, hero-worship status at school, and pick of any girl at West Charleston High. She says: Football, shmootball. Here's what Claudia Clarke cares about: Harvard, the poor, the disenfranchised, the hungry, the staggering teen pregnancy rate, investigative journalism . . . the list goes on. She does not have a minute to waste on Mr. T-Diddy Smalls and his harem of bimbos. He Said, She Said is a fun and fresh novel from Kwame Alexander that throws these two high school seniors together when they unexpectedly end up leading the biggest social protest this side of the Mississippi—with a lot of help from Facebook and Twitter. The stakes are high, the romance is hot, and when these worlds collide, watch out!

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780062118981
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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HT READ A BOOK
By: kwame alexander | Published: June 2019

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed...

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading. Find a tree—a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do—and plant yourself. (It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. How to Read a Book has received three starred reviews!

Theme: Literacy, Art

  • ISBN
    9780062307811
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$21.99
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INVAINCUS
By: kwame alexander | Published: January 2021

See below for English description. C'est pour les inoubliables. Ceux qui n'ont pas peur. Ceux qui sont invaincus. Dans ce livre à la fois touch...

See below for English description. C'est pour les inoubliables. Ceux qui n'ont pas peur. Ceux qui sont invaincus. Dans ce livre à la fois touchant et puissant, l'auteur à succès Kwame Alexander et l'illustrateur Kadir Nelson, récipiendaire de la médaille Caldecott, nous livrent une lettre d'amour mettant à l'honneur l'Amérique noire. Dédié aux invaincus, aux rêveurs et aux survivants, ce poème nous ramène à une époque pas si lointaine de la nôtre, tout en soulignant la force et la bravoure de ceux qui continuent à affronter l'adversité jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Grâce aux illustrations frappantes ainsi qu'au style d'écriture captivant de ce livre, les lecteurs découvriront le cran, la passion et la détermination des plus grands artistes, athlètes et activistes de l'histoire des Noirs. Une oeuvre inspirante, émouvante et tout simplement incontournable! This is for the unforgettable. The unafraid. The undefeated. In this moving and powerful book, New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander and Caldecott honour-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson present us with a beautiful love letter to Black America. Dedicated to the undefeated, the dreamers, and the survivors, this poem takes us back through not-so-distant history to highlight the endurance and strength of those surviving in the present. With striking illustrations and a gripping style of writing, Invaincus reflects upon the determination and passion of the greatest artists, athletes, and activists in Black History. This touching and inspiring work is a must-have for any classroom or household. This picture book is a unique lyrical masterpiece of poetry. Original title: The Undefeated

  • ISBN
    9781443186254
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    Picture Book
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OUT OF WONDER
By: kwame alexander | Published: March 2017

The 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree’s New York Times best-selling ode to poets ...

The 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree’s New York Times best-selling ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780763680947
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Poetry
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OUT OF WONDER - CELEBRATING POETS & PO
By: kwame alexander | Published: October 2021

  • ISBN
    9781536221947
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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REBOUND
By: kwame alexander | Published: May 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossov...

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover, now in paperback.

  • ISBN
    9780358494836
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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SOLO
By: kwame alexander | Published: July 2019

New York Times bestseller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Mor...

New York Times bestseller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. “A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll.” —Booklist, starred review “Many readers will identify with Blade’s struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider.” —Publishers Weekly “The authentic character development and tone will strike a chord with young adults.” —School Library Journal

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780310761884
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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SWING
By: kwame alexander | Published: July 2019

"Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old l...

"Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything"--

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780310761945
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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UNDEFEATED
By: kwame alexander | Published: April 2019

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. O...

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.

  • ISBN
    9781328780966
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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