Based on the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning middle grade bestseller by Kwame Alexander, where basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse. Twelve-year-old twins and basketball stars Josh and Jordan Bell must learn to deal with problems on and off the court as they navigate homework, first crushes, family and, of course, basketball. Premiering April 2023 on Disney+ and Disney Channel.
Author Study with Kwame Alexander is a special, virtual LIVE event series, featuring readings, book talks, and Q&As with #1 New York Times best-selling and Newbery-medal winning author Kwame Alexander and other notable authors. Created for schools, libraries, and educators as a way to bring an exclusive literacy experience into classrooms and communities at an affordable rate. Learn more at authorstudy.com.
The world premiere Kennedy Center musical adaptation brings two beloved Kwame Alexander children’s books to the stage, Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume. Alexander teams up with his writing partner Mary Rand Hess and long-time musical collaborator Randy Preston in a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself that will have children (and families) dancing in their seats. On tour Spring 2023.
America’s Next Great Author is the groundbreaking reality television series geared toward anyone who loves drama on or off the page. First, nationwide tryouts in iconic American cities showcasing amateur writers as they get one minute to pitch their book ideas to a panel of publishing experts. Eight charismatic finalists from vastly different places and backgrounds enter the House of Dreams together for a month of live-wire challenges and spectacular storytelling. These talented amateurs have to start their books from scratch on day one of the Retreat and finish the first draft of a novel by the end of the thirty days. None of the writers will be eliminated! The climactic finale will reveal who made it to the finish line when their published books are presented to the viewing audience.
Meet Little Lobo, his dog Bernabé, and his luchador friends as they tackle daily adventures in a bustling border town. Peppered with Latin American Spanish vocabulary, the engaging, award-winning books in The World of ¡Vamos! by Raúl the Third immerse children in the vibrancy and joy of Mexican American culture. In addition to a robust publishing line under Versify, the imprint founded by Kwame Alexander, an animated series for kids and families is in development with Sony Pictures Television – Kids (formerly known as Silvergate Media).