Author & Illustrator

Kwame Alexander


Kwame Alexander is a poet, an educator, a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books, and recipient of the Newbery Medal for his novel The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC’s “Hip Hop Harry”), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence.

Most Popular Kwame Alexander Books

All Kwame Alexander Books

The Crossover Book Series

National Geographic Kids Book Series

The Crossover: Graphic Novel Book Series


Daniel Miyares
Dawud Anyabwile
Melissa Sweet
Kadir Nelson
Chris Colderley
Marjory Wentworth
Ekua Holmes
Tim Bowers
James Patterson

Book Dedications by Kwame Alexander

  • To my great-great-grandfather, Sgt. March Coprew, 2nd UCST.
    The Undefeated