Results for: kwame alexander

Below is a list of 22 the books by this author.

Book cover of AMERICAN STORY
AMERICAN STORY
By: kwame alexander | Published: January 2023

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the...

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be.

Theme: African Heritage

  • ISBN
    9780316473125
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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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...

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.

Theme: Written in Verse, Sports - Soccer, Bullying issues, Divorce

  • ISBN
    9781328596307
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$12.50
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BOOKED - GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITION
By: kwame alexander | Published: July 2022

  • ISBN
    9780358161813
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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$31.00
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BOOKED GN
By: kwame alexander | Published: July 2022

In this electric and heartfelt follow-up to Newbery-winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as twelve-year-old...

In this electric and heartfelt follow-up to Newbery-winner 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. From the dynamic team behind the graphic novel edition of The Crossover.

Theme: BIPOC , Sports - Soccer

  • ISBN
    9780358161820
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Children's
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$19.99
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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...

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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Book cover of CROSSOVER
CROSSOVER
By: kwame alexander | Published: March 2019

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...

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...

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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$19.99
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CROSSOVER SERIES BOXED SET
By: kwame alexander | Published: September 2021

Theme: #OwnVoices

  • ISBN
    9780358567042
  • Binding
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$39.00
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CROSSOVER TIE-IN EDITION
By: kwame alexander | Published: February 2023

  • ISBN
    9780063289604
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$10.99
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DOOR OF NO RETURN
By: kwame alexander | Published: September 2022

"A novel in verse about an Asante boy who is captured and taken from his village during the nineteenth century."--

Theme: BIPOC , Written in Verse

  • ISBN
    9780316441865
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$22.99
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Book cover of DOOR OF NO RETURN 02
DOOR OF NO RETURN 02
By: kwame alexander | Published: May 2024

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! From the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning author Kwame Alexander, comes the first book in...

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! From the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning author Kwame Alexander, comes the first book in a searing, breathtaking trilogy that tells the story of a boy, a village, and the epic odyssey of an African family. In his village in Upper Kwanta, 11-year-old Kofi loves his family, playing oware with his grandfather and swimming in the river Offin. He's warned though, to never go to the river at night. His brother tells him "There are things about the water you do not know. " Like what? Kofi asks. "The beasts." His brother answers. One fateful night, the unthinkable happens and in a flash, Kofi's world turns upside down. Kofi soon ends up in a fight for his life and what happens next will send him on a harrowing journey across land and sea, and away from everything he loves. This spellbinding novel by the author of The Crossover and Booked will take you on an unforgettable adventure that will open your eyes and break your heart. The Door of No Return is an excellent choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, book groups, and homeschooling.

Theme: BIPOC

  • ISBN
    9780316441964
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of FRERES
FRERES
By: kwame alexander | Published: July 2023

  • ISBN
    9782226486516
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Young Adult Fiction
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$24.95
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Book cover of HT READ A BOOK
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...

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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$23.99
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Book cover of HT WRITE A POEM
HT WRITE A POEM
By: kwame alexander | Published: April 2023

In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams...

In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry in the world around you. Begin with a question like an acorn waiting for spring. From this first stanza, readers are invited to pay attention--and to see that paying attention itself is poetry. Kwame Alexander and Deanna Nikaido's playful text and Melissa Sweet's dynamic, inventive artwork are paired together to encourage readers to listen, feel, and discover the words that dance in the world around them--poems just waiting to be written down.

  • ISBN
    9780063060906
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of INVAINCUS
INVAINCUS
By: kwame alexander | Published: January 2021

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...

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!

  • ISBN
    9781443186254
  • Binding
    Paperback French
  • Category
    French Picture Book
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$14.99
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Book cover of OUT OF WONDER - CELEBRATING POETS & POET
OUT OF WONDER - CELEBRATING POETS & POET
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.

  • ISBN
    9780763680947
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Biography
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$24.99
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OUT OF WONDER - CELEBRATING POETS & POETRY
By: kwame alexander | Published: October 2021

"A culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. . . . A magnificent exploration of the...

"A culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. . . . A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination."

  • ISBN
    9781536221947
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography
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$12.99
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Book cover of PLAYBOOK
PLAYBOOK
By: kwame alexander | Published: February 2023

A companion to the Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel The Crossover, the basis of the show streaming on Disney+! What can we imagine for our...

A companion to the Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel The Crossover, the basis of the show streaming on Disney+! What can we imagine for our lives What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry, and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also shares his own stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book for readers of any age and for anyone needing a little bit of encouragement. You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar.

  • ISBN
    9780063288775
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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$13.50
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Book cover of REBOUND
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...

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.

Theme: Written in Verse, Sports - Basketball, BIPOC , Coming of Age

  • ISBN
    9780358494836
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$13.50
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Book cover of SOLO
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...

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: BIPOC , Adoption

  • ISBN
    9780310761884
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$19.99
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Book cover of SWING
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...

"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: Written in Verse, Prejudice & Racism, Friendship, BIPOC

  • 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....

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.

Theme: BIPOC , African Heritage, Activism, #BlackLivesMatter

  • ISBN
    9781328780966
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$25.99
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