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Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, and the author of fourteen books including Crush: Love Poems for Teenagers, and a children's picture book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. Since 2006, Kwame's Book-in-a-day writing & publishing program for middle and... show more

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, and the author of fourteen books including Crush: Love Poems for Teenagers, and a children's picture book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. Since 2006, Kwame's Book-in-a-day writing & publishing program for middle and high school students has created more than 1500 student authors in 35 schools across the U.S., and in Canada and the Caribbean. Kwame regularly conducts creative writing workshops and performances in middle and high schools. Most recently, he served as Guest Author for the Grand Cayman Libraries Summer Reading Programme, Poet-in-Residence at Foxcroft Girls Boarding School in Virginia, and Poet-in-Residence for Loudoun County Virginia's year-long, award-winning, Try Poetry 2010 initiative. In the summer of 2010, Alexander created the Book-in-a-Day International Fellowship, and took eight writer/educators on a creative journey to Tuscany. In 2012, he will take eight new writer/educators to Brazil. The Kwame Alexander Papers, a collection of his professional and personal documents, is held at George Washington University's Gelman Library. Recently, Kwame served on the advisory board for Nikki Giovanni's The 100 Best African American Poems. He is currently the poet-laureate of LitWorld, a literacy organization dedicated to supporting the development of literacy in the world's most vulnerable communities.
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 9 months ago
Again the narrator is the author. If you read my review for Solo, you will know my feelings on this already. I have to say though, I felt like there was better separation and pauses in his narration, so it didn't meld together as much as the first book I listened to. So that was good, at least for m...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 9 months ago
I listened to the audiobook version. I liked the story but didn't care for the author being the narrator. I felt like his voice was pleasant, but often I felt like his voice all blended together while he was narrating. So he would say a chapter title and go right into the story, but I wouldn't have ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
This was fantastic! You could really feel the energy and the emotions in this graphic novel which is an adaptation of the original novel with the same name. I think kids will love this book. This is not your typical graphic novel with text boxes, this graphic novel’s illustrations and text fill ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
I loved the grandparents in this novel especially the grandfather. I felt that I could almost hear what he was going to say before he even said it. Charlie thought his life at home was rough but when he found himself spending his summer with his grandparents, he soon realized that living at home was...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 4 years ago
I listened to this novel and I enjoyed the intensity and the determination within the main character. I thought this was enhanced by the narration of this novel as I could feel the emotions through the characters voices as I listened. I enjoyed the story as there were many excellent points within it...
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