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Kwame Alexander is Everything
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2017
Kwame Alexander is a positive force in children's & young adult literature. He advocates for literacy for all wherever he goes. This alone makes me want to buy everything he writes. Here is a "self-help" book for kids! Through personal narratives, stories of famous athletes, photographs and quotations, this book will inspire young readers. It makes clear that dreams require work and dedication in order to bear fruit. Even so, Alexander does not overwhelm his readers. The page count is a little deceptive, in a good way. Kids feel good about carrying around a book with some heft, but font size, white space and photographs help keep the stories moving at a quick clip. His sense of humor and ability to be self-deprecating as well as self-satisfied appeal to readers of all ages.