This high-interest biography examines the life of Kwame Alexander, the author of The Crossover. From his birth in 1968 to winning the Newbery Medal in 2015, students will read about the people and places that influenced his life and career, and will be encouraged to follow their dreams as they are engaged in reading. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this full-color nonfiction book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The intriguing sidebars, detailed images, and in-depth Reader's Guide require students to connect back to the text and promote multiple readings. The Think Link and Dig Deeper! sections develop students' higher-order thinking skills, and the Check It Out! section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this text features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.