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This Is the Honey

An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Mahogany L. Brown & Joel Damany Steingold
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes

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 more

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Black Star

By: Kwame Alexander
Length: TBA

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 more

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Why Fathers Cry at Night

A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 3 hours 39 minutes

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 more

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An American Story

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Stacy Gonzalez
Length: 11 minutes

#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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The Door of No Return

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

“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

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Light For The World To See

A Thousand Words on Race and Hope

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 13 minutes

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 more

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Becoming Muhammad Ali

By: James Patterson & Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 2 hours 34 minutes

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

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Swing

By: Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

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 more

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Rebound

Crossover

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Ron Butler
Length: 3 hours 32 minutes

Hoop kings soar
in kicks with wings.
Game so sweet
it's like bee stings.
(Ouch!)
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

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Solo

By: Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander with Randy Preston
Length: 4 hours 1 minute

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 more

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

By: Kwame Alexander & Chris Colderley
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews & Ron Butler
Length: 1 hour 16 minutes

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 more

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The Playbook

52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Ruffin Prentiss
Length: 1 hour 6 minutes

“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

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Booked

Crossover: Book #2

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 2 hours 26 minutes

Like lightning
you strike
fast and free
legs zoom
down field
eyes fixed
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

The Crossover Series

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Jalyn Hall
Length: 2 hours

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 more

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He Said, She Said

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Ruffin Prentiss & Carra Patterson
Length: 7 hours 17 minutes

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 more

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