Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion

Kwame Alexander with bread roll. Photo courtesy of the author's website.

Kwame Alexander with bread roll. Photo courtesy of the author’s website.

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.)







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