Award Name : John Newbery Medal
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Books
Location : Reston, Virginia, United States
Kwame Alexander is an American writer of poetry and children's fiction. His book 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. His book Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, was selected for the 2014 “Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book” program.Alexander attended Virginia Tech. Alexander runs the Bookinaday program to introduce children to writing and publishing.