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Author Kwame Alexander on His Transformative Book-in-a-Day Program

Author Kwame Alexander is a self-proclaimed “say yes person.” In 2006, he exemplified that when he helped a high school class publish a book of poems and stories in one day, unofficially launching his Book-in-a-Day Program. Over nine years, the program spread to classes of all ages, publishing 76 books and creating more than 7,000 student authors. Now the program, in partnership with Scholastic, has transformed into a kit/system for teachers to use in their classrooms called the Kwame Alexander Page to Stage Writing Workshop.

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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!