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Kwame Alexander

Auteur de The Crossover

43+ oeuvres 9,820 utilisateurs 454 critiques 5 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, speaker, and performer. His books include And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems, Crush: Love Poems, Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, and Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. He won the afficher plus 2015 John Newbery Medal for his bestselling novel The Crossover. Since 2006, his Book-in-a-Day writing and publishing program has created more than 2500 student authors in 50 schools across the U.S., and in Canada and the Caribbean. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
Crédit image: Author Kwame Alexander at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Œuvres de Kwame Alexander

The Crossover (2014) 2,645 exemplaires, 143 critiques
Booked (2016) 1,228 exemplaires, 48 critiques
The Undefeated (2019) 888 exemplaires, 83 critiques
Rebound (2018) 712 exemplaires, 19 critiques
Solo (2017) 664 exemplaires, 31 critiques
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017) 453 exemplaires, 28 critiques
Swing (2018) 425 exemplaires, 20 critiques
The Crossover: A Graphic Novel (2019) 356 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Becoming Muhammad Ali (2002) 295 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Surf's Up (2016) 292 exemplaires, 7 critiques
How to Read a Book (2019) 274 exemplaires, 11 critiques
The Door of No Return (2022) 247 exemplaires, 10 critiques
He Said, She Said (2013) 171 exemplaires, 2 critiques
An American Story (2023) 142 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011) 99 exemplaires, 6 critiques
How to Write a Poem (2023) 92 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Crush: Love Poems (2007) 31 exemplaires, 1 critique
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Directeur de publication — 31 exemplaires, 1 critique
Indigo Blume and the Garden City (2010) 11 exemplaires
Kupenda: Love Poems (2000) 10 exemplaires
360: A Revolution of Black Poets (1998) — Directeur de publication; Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
Dancing Naked on the Floor (2005) 3 exemplaires
Gli invincibili (2020) 2 exemplaires
Ab aufs Brett! (2016) 2 exemplaires
Solo Educator's Guide (2020) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Flying Lessons and Other Stories (2017) — Contributeur — 595 exemplaires, 13 critiques
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Contributeur — 222 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Contributeur — 116 exemplaires
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contributeur — 98 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (2020) — Contributeur — 61 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Catch the Fire!!! (1998) — Contributeur — 29 exemplaires, 1 critique
It's All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family, and Friends (2009) — Contributeur — 11 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances



In poetry form, this is the story of Chuck/ Charlie, the father of the brothers featured in Alexander’s other books.
VillageProject | 18 autres critiques | Jun 27, 2024 |
Another absolute page-turner from a great team. The central conflict isn't really all that unique, but the text is so dynamic and compelling that I devoured the book. The emotions that ebb and flow through each poem are real and expressed with pinpoint accuracy; it becomes so easy to forget that you're reading verse. That said, the authors occasionally hit you with a page so artfully poetic that it takes your breath away. I'm still turning over the ending in my mind, a little unsure how to feel about it. The events are an absolute gut punch, and thoroughly believable, but I wish the build up had been a little more pronounced. I won't spoil here, but I think a little more time with the flag story line would have given the ending more impact.… (plus d'informations)
Library_Guard | 19 autres critiques | Jun 17, 2024 |
Alexander is not only a great poet, but a great poetic storyteller. In both this novel and [b:The Crossover|18263725|The Crossover|Kwame Alexander||25723388], there were times when the story was so enveloping that I forgot it was verse. At the same time there are individual poems that so sing on the page that you can't ignore the beat. Beyond form, Alexander has a keen grasp of the mindset of young boys, especially young black boys. He articulates their place in the world beautifully and universally. Indeed, I can remember having many of the same thoughts as his narrators about school, parents, girls, everything. The story here is beautifully told and captures something of the American experience for young kids in 2016. My only wish is that soccer played more of a role. In the Crossover, basketball was an essential element in the character and story, and I would have liked to see more of that in this book.… (plus d'informations)
Library_Guard | 47 autres critiques | Jun 17, 2024 |
Kwame Alexander is one of the finest poets of our age, and it will be a serious injustice if he is never named national poet laureate. The story went in a completely different direction than I expected given his previous work, but it still centered on the parent-child relationship. I have a very small quibble about how one of the climactic moments unfolded, but otherwise found this book stupendous.
Library_Guard | 30 autres critiques | Jun 17, 2024 |


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