Kwame Alexander

Biblioracle: Writing as reality show? Kwame Alexander looks to bring a competition to TV with ‘America’s Next Great Author’

I suppose it was inevitable. We’ve had reality competition shows for singers, models, fashion designers, dancers, chefs, potters and even crafters, (the charming “Making It” co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman), so now we’re going to get a reality show featuring writers. Maybe. “America’s Next Great Author” the “groundbreaking reality TV show for writers” is only in the earliest ...

The Crossover: Disney+ Orders Drama Series Based on Book by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover is coming to Disney+. The upcoming drama series, based on the children’s book by Kwame Alexander, stars Jaylyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz, and Trevor Raine Bush, tells the story of twins Josh and JB Bell, two young basketball players. Production begins next month. Additional details, including a premiere date, will be announced at a future time.

A Series Inspired By The Award-Winning Book “The Crossover” By Kwame Alexander, Is Set For Disney+

BURBANK, Calif. (January 20, 2022) – “The Crossover,” a drama series based on the critically acclaimed bestselling novel in verse by Kwame Alexander, a Newbery Medal-winning and Coretta Scott King Book Awards’ Author Honoree, has been ordered to series for premiere on Disney+. The Disney Branded Television series will be produced by 20th Television. Production begins in February.

Author Kwame Alexander to launch new trilogy this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — A trilogy by award-winning children’s author Kwame Alexander that tells the saga of an African family begins this fall with “The Door of No Return.”. The book will be published Sept. 27, Little Brown & Company announced Tuesday. According to the publisher, the three books follow the lives of 11-year-old Kofi and his family from pre-colonial Ghana to the “woes and wonders” they face in Europe and America.