PB&J EP 5: Kwame Alexander and Becoming Muhammad Ali

Episode summary: 

Today Corrie interviews Kwame Alexander. Kwame is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including “THE UNDEFEATED”, “SWING”, and “REBOUND”, the follow-up to the NEWBERY medal-winning novel, “THE CROSSOVER.”  He is also, among many other accomplishments, the founder of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt which publishes books that will engage, entertain, and empower young people to imagine a better world.  Today Corrie and Kwame discuss, among other things, his upcoming book “Becoming Muhammad Ali”, releasing October 5th.

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 About Kwame Alexander [02:28]

-Topic 2Muhammad Ali’s Youth [4:58]

-Topic 3 Black Freedom Struggle as a Community Effort [9:42]

-Topic 4 Social Justice Education [13:01]

-Topic 5 The Publishing Industry [16:47)

-Topic 6 Advice to Educators and Caregivers [18:52]

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