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Author Kwame Alexander on Form First, Story Second

Before the actual seed of a story about two boys playing basketball or chickens “partying” in Tuscany, for example, comes to fruition, Author Kwame Alexander knows what form the story will take. The basketball story … in verse. The chickens, a children’s picture book.

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Children's and YA author Kwame Alexander holding his book The Crossover with Coretta Scott King Award

Poetry, Fiction

Kwame Alexander

Meet Kwame Alexander, a poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal. In this video interview, find out why Alexander believes that poetry can change the world!