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Author Kwame Alexander on What Led him to Become a Poet

Author Kwame Alexander grew up with books all around him as well as parents who not only studied children’s literature in college but who became writers and teachers themselves. The author says that if someone can be “nurtured or natured” to become a writer, he definitely was because of his parents.

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

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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!