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Fresh Ginger and Garlic: A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni

Kwame and Nikki. Photo: Beatrice Saba.Over the past twenty years, I’ve been a vegan, a vegetarian, and a pescatarian. There have been only three periods in my adult life when I’ve indulged in the pleasures of meat. One was right after winning the Newbery, when I found myself craving cheeseburgers....
      

Review of The Undefeated

The Undefeatedby Kwame Alexander; illus. by Kadir NelsonPrimary, Intermediate, Middle School     Versify/Houghton     40 pp.    g4/19     978-1-328-78096-6     $17.99e-book ed.  978-0-358-05761-1     $12.99Alexander and Nelson honor the achievements, courage, and perseverance of ordinary black people as well as prominent black artists, athletes, and activists. The free-verse poem begins: “This is for the unforgettable. /...
      

Versify at Harvard Book Store

Last night, we snagged press passes (thank you Spencer at Harvard Book Store!) for an event at First Church in Cambridge, MA, celebrating the launch of Versify, Kwame Alexander’s new imprint with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Alexander — along with Versify authors Lamar Giles, Raúl the Third, and Kip Wilson —...
      

Review of The Crossover

The Crossoverby Kwame AlexanderIntermediate, Middle School   Houghton   235 pp.3/14   978-0-544-10771-7   $16.99   gJosh and Jordan (JB), identical twin sons of former basketball phenom Chuck “Da Man” Bell, are ball legends themselves, and they aren’t yet thirteen; Josh is the only middle schooler around who can dunk, JB has a mean three-point...
      

2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners and Honorees Announced

If you missed Roger Sutton and Kwame Alexander's announcement of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners and honor books last week (or if you'd like to relive the moment), watch their entertaining performance—er, presentation, complete with an Oscar-worthy Faye and Warren homage.And here are more details about the winners,...
      

LIVE! From New York! It's the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards announcement!

Today's the day! Watch LIVE at 4:45 PM EST as Roger Sutton and 2015 Newbery Award–winning author Kwame Alexander (The Crossover) announce the winners of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. Have we mentioned that this year is the 50th anniversary of the Awards? Maybe once or twice. We are...
      

Where will YOU be next Wednesday at 4:45 EST?

Here, we hope, watching Roger Sutton and Kwame Alexander announce *live* the winners of the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, our 50th Anniversary. Save the date -- we'll see you then! Any guesses? Hopes? Predictions? ...
      

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

In Jackie Woodson's Brooklyn living room, "on hiatus from saving the world." Photo: Nataki HewlingI 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...
      

Profile of 2015 Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander

I laugh with my students…I hope never at…whenthey tell me they are having Writer’s Block…No SuchThing…I declare…that’s only a sign…of not enoughknowledge…go do your research…and to me that’s theend…yet…I am having Writer’s Block…because I wantso much…to write the perfect introduction…to one ofthe nicest young men I knowDo I start twenty...
      

Reviews of the 2015 Newbery Award winners

Winner:The Crossoverby Kwame AlexanderIntermediate, Middle School   Houghton   235 pp.3/14   978-0-544-10771-7   $16.99   gJosh and Jordan (JB), identical twin sons of former basketball phenom Chuck “Da Man” Bell, are ball legends themselves, and they aren’t yet thirteen; Josh is the only middle schooler around who can dunk, JB has a mean three-point...

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