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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." It was also selected as an Honor book for the Coretta Scott King Award.
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Fox in Socks
Dr. Seuss - 1965-01-12
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In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anar...
Kwame Alexander
First book I fell in love with was FOX IN SOCKS! Happy #readacrossamerica day!      source
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The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo - 2020-04-07
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A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do...
Kwame Alexander
The power of poetry. Get. This. Book.      source
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One Last Word
Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Nikki Grimes - 2020-08-04 (first published in 2017)
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"One Last Word is the work of a master poet." --Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The CrossoverFrom the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes an emotional, special new collection of poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most exc...
Kwame Alexander
This book is genius.      source
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The Greatest
Muhammad Ali
Walter Dean Myers - 2001-12-01
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An award-winning author presents a riveting account of the extraordinary career and accomplishments of boxer Muhammad Ali. This biography chronicles Ali's impact on race relations inside and outside the sports world. An award-winning author presents a riveting account of the extraordinary career and accomplishments of boxer Muhammad Ali. This biogr...
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First book I ever read and enjoyed as a middle schooler: The Greatest by Muhammad Ali.      source