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Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander, born on August 21, 1968, in New York City, is a highly acclaimed American author, poet, and educator known for his profound impact on young readers and his dedication to promoting literacy and literature.


Alexander’s work primarily focuses on young adult and children’s literature, often blending poetry and prose to create powerful narratives that resonate with readers of all ages. His novel-in-verse, “The Crossover,” received numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, making him one of the few authors to win this prestigious honor for a work of poetry.


Beyond his writing, Kwame Alexander is a passionate advocate for youth literacy and education. He founded “Versify,” an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, dedicated to publishing diverse and empowering stories for young readers.


His commitment to literature and his ability to engage young minds through poetry and storytelling have made Kwame Alexander a beloved figure in the world of children’s literature and education. His work continues to inspire and ignite a love for reading among children and adolescents.




Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Kwame Alexander for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Kwame Alexander to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Kwame Alexander or any other talent you may be interested in.



Booking fees for Kwame Alexander, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are calculated based on a many different factors and can change at any time. Talent prices often vary in accordance with the nature of the event, talent’s current work schedule, the physical location of the event and performance length. The talent fees stated on this site are designed to serve as a guideline only. In some instances, the quote you receive may vary slightly from the given range. To receive the most current and up-to-date fee to book Kwame Alexander, please fill out our talent request form to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.



Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kwame Alexander for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Kwame Alexander or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



Anthem Talent Agency, acts as a “buyers agent” in the artist booking process. Why work with us? We exclusively represent corporations, event & conference planners, and private institutions, who are seeking to secure world-class performers, speakers, musicians, comedians, artists, magicians or celebrities for corporate events, private performances, appearances, speaking engagements & keynote lectures, commercials, or product endorsements & sponsorship opportunities. We have access to virtually all categories of talent.  Anthem does not claim to exclusively represent Kwame Alexander nor claim to be the exclusive agency for Kwame Alexander or any other talent listed on this site. For more information on how we work please visit our about us page. For the most recent updates please visit our blog. Still have questions? Please view our FAQ