Kwame Alexander is a poet and fiction writer. He has written more than 20 books, including "Booked," "Surf's Up" and "The Crossover," which received the Newbery Medal.` In addition to his own work, Alexander is an active educator, running the Bookinday program which aims to help introduce children to writing and publishing.
Gordon Korman is the author of more than 60 books for children and young adults. A full-time writer, Korman is the author of "Restart," "Ungifted" and "Slacker," among numerous others. His books are marked by eccentric humor and an adventurous style.