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Kwame Alexander

Language: English
Genre: History, Identity, Sports
Age group: 12-14, 15-18
Audience: Young People

New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander joins us to read and discuss his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover, a story about two brothers who love basketball which is written entirely in verse and has been adapted into a graphic novel illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile. He also reads from his new picture book The Undeafeated, a stunning poem about black history illustrated by Kadir Nelson which has won the Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and the Newbery Honor. Join Kwame for a powerful discussion about his books and why he thinks poetry is such an interesting way of telling stories.

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.