Kwame Alexander Wins Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor

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Poet and children’s book author Kwame Alexander has written 17 books

Children’s book author and poet Kwame Alexander has won the 2015 John Newbery Medal and a Coretta Scott King author honor for his book in verse The Crossover. Both accolades are given by the American Library Association which also announced Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend as the 2015 recipient of the Randolph Caldecott Medal, Marjorie Agosín’s I Lived on a Butterfly Hill the winner of the Pura Belpre Award, and National Book Award-winner Jacqueline Woodson whose book Brown Girl Dreaming earned multiple honors. Read the full list of winners and honorees here.