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About Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander received the Newbery Medal and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for The Crossover, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

A Thousand Winters: 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award Acceptance

I am a poet. On the morning of the youth media announcements, Jacqueline Woodson and I are texting each other. There is a shift happening in the wonderful world of children’s books, and we feel it, and I guess we want to share that moment. “Jackie, this is awesome, isn’t it? We need to get […]