Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, including THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Kwame writes for children of all ages. Some of his other works include THE PLAYBOOK: 52 RULES TO HELP YOU AIM, SHOOT, AND SCORE IN THIS GAME OF LIFE; the picture books, ANIMAL ARK, OUT OF WONDER and SURF’S UP; and novels BOOKEDHE SAID SHE SAID, and the forthcoming SOLO.

THE PLAYBOOK shares the set of rules that guided him through those five years. It pairs words of wisdom and motivation from some of society’s most revered leaders with Thai Neave’s graceful, gorgeous photographs to create a handbook for the game of life, whether the field of play is a basketball court, science lab, theater stage, or classroom.