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Author Kwame Alexander's Poetry Started as a Way to Meet Girls

Author Kwame Alexander says he wasn’t so cool in college so would write love poems as a way to meet girls. But his best career move came after he started immersing himself in children’s literature because he loved to read books to his little daughter. His love of writing poems transformed into a a love of writing children’s books.

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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!