Archives For Kwame Alexander

 

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: Candlewick, 2017
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Last month, NPR asked elementary and high school teachers to give the following prompt to their students: “Love is … ” Students then filled in the blank with a line or, in some cases, a whole poem. Teachers from around the country submitted what their students wrote; NPR received more than 2,000 entries. Alexander read through them and created one big love poem.

Listen to the poem, as heard on NPR:

 
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The Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College last week was extraordinary as always!  As expected, it was a book-lovers delight, overflowing with extraordinary works of all genres.  I didn’t get to attend many sessions, but I talked to many festival-goers and checked in occasionally on social media. Here are ten books that had the FFW crowd buzzing.

 

These are not necessarily the best books, or the newest ones, just ones that I frequently heard people talking about (or whose authors they were talking about). Many other books that were featured at the Festival will be covered here on our website or in our print magazine over the coming months.

 

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

 

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Kate Bowler

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The interview features Alexander’s new book:

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: HMH Books, 2017
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Listen to this interview now:

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