The Collaborative Summer Library Program has named Kwame Alexander as this year’s Summer Reading Champion. The poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist takes over the post held most recently by Kate DiCamillo, who championed summer reading for two successive years.
As part of his duties, Alexander will compile a summer reading list, built around this year’s theme of building a better world, which CSLP will announce in April. Stay tuned! (Check out DiCamillo’s reading list here.)