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Author Kwame Alexander on His Writing Process

Depending where he is and at what stage his work is in, Author Kwame Alexander tailors how he gets his writing done. Most days, with deadlines and contracts on the docket, he gets up early to write for a few hours, then walks his daughter to school, and then some days heads to a wonderful local cafe where he writes (and talks) for several more hours with his writing group. When he is on the road, he grabs whatever time he can on planes, in airports, and in hotels.

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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!