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AkooBooks Audio: Kwame Alexander

Audiobooks by Kwame Alexander. Kwame Alexander is an American writer of poetry and children's fiction. His verse novel The Crossover won the 2015 Newbery Medal recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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How to Read a Book

By Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 5 minutes

2020 Audie Awards® Finalist - Young Reader 

Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander narrates the audiobook version of his How to Read a Book, a poetic journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree—a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do—and

plant yourself.

(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins.... Read more »

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

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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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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Crossover: Book #2

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

In this middle grade novel-in-verse by the Newbery Medal-winning and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author of "The Crossover," soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dre Read more »ams.
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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 hours 6 minutes

The Playbook

“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 compiled a list of winning ways guaranteed to guide in this game of life.”

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

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage Read more »,...
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Flying Lessons & Other Stories

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Narrated by: Ellen Oh, Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, Dion Graham, Samantha Quan, Julia Whelan, Adam Lazarre-White, Tim Tingle, Abigail Revasch, Sunil Malhotra & Dominic Hoffman
Length: 4 hours 34 minutes

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.
In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Me Read more »g...
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