An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets
A breathtaking poetry collection on hope, heart, and heritage from the most prominent and promising Black poets and writers of our time, edited by Why Fathers Cry at Night author and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander. In this comprehensive and vibrant poetry anthology, bestselling author and poet Kwame Alexander curates a... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
By: Kwame Alexander
Set during the turbulent segregation era and the beginning of The Great Migration, this second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Door of No Return trilogy stars Kofi’s granddaughter, Charley, as a baseball phenom with big dreams in a spellbinding story of struggle, determination, and the unflappable faith of an American familyYou can’t... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances
This powerful memoir from a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist features poetry, letters, recipes, and other personal artifacts that provide an intimate look into his life and the loved ones he shares it with. In a powerfully intimate and non-traditional (or "new-fashioned") memoir, Kwame Alexander shares snapshots of a man... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
#1 New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander, pens a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history.
From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the... Read more
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“At once beautiful and horrible. Like waves on water, this story lifts the reader up and then plummets down into darkness. The final verses offer a glimpse of hope that I intend to follow into book two. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith has become, hands down, my favorite narrator ever. He is fantastic. Read more
A Thousand Words on Race and Hope
From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. A book in the tradition of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory,” Light for the World... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Two heavy-hitters in children's literature deliver a critically acclaimed, bestselling biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.
"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit."—School Library Journal (starred review)
Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander... Read more
In this YA novel in verse from bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo), which Kirkus called “lively, moving, and heartfelt” in a starred review, Noah and Walt just want to leave their geek days behind and find “cool,” but in the process discover a lot about first loves, friendship, and embracing life … as well as why Black... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Hoop kings soar
in kicks with wings.
Game so sweet
it's like bee stings.
He swished you
in your face.
Stung you like
a can of mace.
These boys so fly
they're outta space!
Before he’s Chuck “Da Man” Bell, proud father of Jordan and Josh Bell, Charlie is a kid who dreams of basketball glory. In his mind, he can steal, jump, dunk, and make the crowd... Read more
Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess is a New York Times bestseller! Kirkus Reviews said Solo is, “A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” Through the story of a young Black man searching for answers about his life, Solo empowers, engages, and encourages teenagers to move from heartache to healing, burden to blessings, depression... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
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“Absorb 52 fabulous findings by awe-inspiring athletes, politicians and overall amazing people in "The Playbook" by Kwame Alexander. Full of motivational moments with Michael Jordan, Michelle Obama and Muhammed Ali, to name a few, these are lessons learned while on the road to success that will last a lifetime. With wisdom and wit, Alexander has... Read more
Crossover: Book #2
fast and free
on the checkered ball
on the goal
ten yards to go
can’t nobody stop you
can’t nobody cop you …
Nobody can stop Nick Hall—he’s a star on the soccer team, cruising in school and getting ready to ask out the girl of his dreams. But then a bombshell announcement shatters his world.
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The Crossover Series
Streaming series now on Disney+, with executive producers including NBA great LeBron James! This audio is read by series star Jalyn Hall.The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning middle grade bestseller! Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse.“With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author Kwame Alexander! He Said, She Said is perfect for fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rachel Vail alike. This paperback edition includes a QA with author Kwame Alexander. He says: Omar... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List