About the author:
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including THE UNDEFEATED, SWING, and REBOUND, the follow-up to the NEWBERY medal-winning novel, THE CROSSOVER. His story is not a rags to riches story, but it is a story of starting at ground zero as a resourceful writer and business man who sold books out of his car and at Farmer’s Markets, to becoming an expert in engaging young audiences for companies like Nike, ESPN, Sesame Street, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Follett. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. Kwame is the co-founder of L.E.A.P., an international literacy empowerment organization that built the Barbara E. Memorial Library and Health Clinic in the eastern region of Ghana, and the founder of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt which publishes books that will engage, entertain, and empower young people to imagine a better world.
Kwame Alexander's Free Write by Kwame Alexander
From the Newbery-Medal winning author of The Crossover and The Undefeated comes an exciting, interactive, poetry notebook—empowering kids to express themselves in verse.
“Wanna be a writer? Wanna find your voice? It all starts here...”—Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Discover the power of poetry! Have you ever written a poem? How about rap lyrics or a letter or even a list? ’Cause those can all be poetry too. Wanna give it a try? Bestselling author and poet extraordinaire Kwame Alexander created this super-fly notebook just for YOU! It’s bursting with cool activities, sizzling poetry starters, inspirational quotes, and lots of space to create. So grab your pen or pencil ’cause it’s time to give your words FLOW and RHYTHM and RHYME!
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"Wanna be a writer? Wanna find your voice? It all starts here. Kwame Alexander is a man on FIRE! He says this book is LIT. But it’s really a SPARK. In other words, he didn’t have time to finish this book... so he is leaving it up to YOU and calling it a ‘notebook.’ Honestly, he’s trying his hardest."
Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and fan of Ghostwriter