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Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and the New York Times best-selling author of 28 books, including "Swing," "Solo" and "Rebound," the follow-up to his, Newbery-winning middle grade novel, "The Crossover." Some of his other works include "Booked," a National Book Award nominee, "The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score In this Game of Life," and the picture books, "Out of Wonder," "Surf's Up" and "The Undefeated." The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, the co-founding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative and the founding editor of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

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Children / Teens
October 2018
ISBN 9780310761914
432 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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In bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess' Swing, Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. More/less

Children / Teens
Houghton Miflin
April 2018
ISBN 9780544868137
$16.99, INSTOCK
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