Kwame Alexander, Award-Winning Author Plans Visit to Danforth

     Published on 11/5/15   Tagged under:    Danforth Magnet School   


An assembly with Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover, and 7th and 8th grade students is scheduled for Thursday Nov. 12th at 2:30 pm.  Visit his website for more information about him and his work.

While he is visiting Danforth that day, Kwame Alexander will also discuss The Crossover with a small group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys.  The books were generously provided for those students by Marcelle Haddix, Ph.D. from Syracuse University's School of Education and Melissa McElroy-Elve, LMS.  The students will be able to keep those books for their home libraries.

2015 John Newbery Medal
2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor)
2015 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor for Outstanding Fiction for Children
2015 Penn State/Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
2015 Paterson Poetry Prize for Young People's Literature