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Kwame Alexander, THE CROSSOVER

Wake Up and Write

Writing advice from Kwame Alexander, New York Times Bestselling author of Booked, Solo, Rebound, The Undefeated, and The Crossover.* To listen to Kwame's full interview with host Zibby Owens on the podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books, click here: https://apple.co/39lxVxM* To read (or re-read!) this writing advice, click here: https://bit.ly/3fgOPkM* Want to buy THE CROSSOVER? Click here: https://bit.ly/38WfqzJ* Feel inspired to write? Submit your work to Moms Don't Have Time to Write, a Medium publication. Guidelines here: https://bit.ly/3w1aQdi* Love what you hear? Subscribe! Give us a 5-star rating! Leave a comment! * And please follow us on Instagram @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks!

1min

31 Mar 2021

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Ep 464 - The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

Overdue

It's time to post at the top of the key and shoot some literary hoops! Pick and roll with us into a poetic novel about brotherhood, family, and passing the rock. Alexander's poetry in The Crossover is eclectic and energetic, which makes for a fun read whether you stan LeBron James or Nikki Giovanni or both!Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

52mins

15 Mar 2021

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The Write Time with Author Kwame Alexander and Educator Tyler Jones

NWP Radio

Kwame Alexander’s newest novel Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with the best-selling novelist, James Patterson, is about the childhood of Cassius Clay, and therefore set in Louisville, Kentucky.This episode of The Write Time features Tyler Jones, a teacher-consultant with the Louisville Writing Project, interviewing Kwame about this knockout novel.

37mins

27 Feb 2021

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The Write Time with Author Kwame Alexander and Educator Tyler Jones

NWP Radio

Kwame Alexander’s newest novel Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with the best-selling novelist, James Patterson, is about the childhood of Cassius Clay, and therefore set in Louisville, Kentucky. This episode of The Write Time features Tyler Jones, a teacher-consultant with the Louisville Writing Project, interviewing Kwame about this knockout novel.

37mins

27 Feb 2021

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A Light for the World to See: Kwame Alexander on Race, Justice, Poetry, and Hope

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

In the week before this episode airs, the sickness and violence in our country again came into harsh focus. An insurrection, spurred by the delusional, hateful, and outgoing President of the United States resulted in five deaths and the desecration of the seat of our government.  This episode has healing. This episode has magic. This episode has Kwame Alexander. Kwame Alexander is the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including THE UNDEFEATED, HOW TO READ A BOOK, THE WRITE THING,  SWING, REBOUND, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal, and, his NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER. He’s also the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that aims to Change the World One Word at a Time. His new book Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope is now available. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

52mins

11 Jan 2021

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Kojo For Kids: Author And Poet Kwame Alexander

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

He writes best-selling books that win prestigious awards. But kids just like the way he plays with words and tells their stories.

26mins

26 Oct 2020

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PB&J EP 5: Kwame Alexander and Becoming Muhammad Ali

Picture Bookstagang

Episode summary:  Today Corrie interviews Kwame Alexander. Kwame 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.”  He is also, among many other accomplishments, the founder of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt which publishes… Continue reading PB&J EP 5: Kwame Alexander and Becoming Muhammad Ali

20mins

30 Sep 2020

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Kwame Alexander

Future of StoryTelling

To learn more about Kwame, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/kwame-alexander-ep-18--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Kwame Alexander, Carmen Oliver, Bonnie Eldon, Shannon Fanuko, Meghal Janardan, Zoe Margolis, Vanina Morrison, and Megan Worman.

26mins

20 Aug 2020

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1 - I'm Not a Fan of Diverse Books, I'm a Fan of Diverse Thinking People, a conversation with Kwame Alexander

Here Wee Read

In this episode, Charnaie interviews New York Times Bestselling authorKwame Alexander.  Kwame is also a poet, educator, author of 37 books,including THE UNDEFEATED, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, HOW TO READ ABOOK, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, SWING, REBOUND, which was shortlistedfor prestigious Carnegie Medal, and, his NEWBERY medal-winning middle gradenovel, THE CROSSOVER. Kwame is also the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, animprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that aims to Change the World One Word ata Time.Kwame discusses how his writing career he began, upcoming books andprojects he’s working on and tells us why he’s not a fan of the phrase “diversebooks”.Things you will learn in this episode:How George Floyd’s death has impacted Kwame’s life personally and professionally.The inspiration that led Kwame to start writing kid lit.Which authors Kwame has frequent virtual happy hours with to gossip, sharetheir work and talk about how to make the world a better place.Kwame’s advice for inspiring writers.The name of Kwame’s forthcoming writing journal for kids and his forthcoming books for middle grade readers and adults.Resources mentioned in this episode:Here Wee ReadProject LitThe Brown BookshelfConnect with Charnaie online in the following places:Blog: http://hereweeread.comPersonal Website: charnaiegordon.comPodcast Email Address: hereweereadpodcast@gmail.comFind Charnaie on the following social media platforms under the username@hereweeread: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, PinterestFeel free to share this podcast on your social media platforms to help spreadthe word to others. Thanks for listening!

55mins

18 Aug 2020

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Jack Rynne, Athenry reviews The Cross Over by Kwame Alexander on The A List with Alan Murphy

Galway Bay Fm

Alan Murphy on The A List invited ll year olf Jack Rynne from Athenry to give his views on his latest Summer read, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.  Jack was taking part in this years 'Next Chapter' young reader reviews on Galway Bay Fm in association with Kennys Bookshop, Liosban, Galway.

5mins

14 Jul 2020

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