In 2014, award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander thrilled WES Grade 1-8 students with energetic workshops featuring his work and writing practices. Kwame Alexander is an American writer of poetry and children's fiction. His book The Crossover won the 2015 Newbery Medal recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Each year, Kwame visits hundreds of schools sharing poetry, conducting workshops, and reading his books.
Today, February 13, 2017 Kwame Alexander cited two WES students for inspiring his new book, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot and Score in This Game Called Life, on WAMU's radio program The Kojo Nnamdi Show. WES families, hear this great interview for yourself: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/