Acoustic Rooster and His Barny

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Acoustic Rooster and His Barny

By Kwame Alexander; Tim Bowers (Illustrator)

Sleeping Bear Press, Hardcover, 9781585366880, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2011



About the Author
Kwame Alexander has written seventeen books, owned several publishing companies, written for television (TLC's Hip Hop Harry), recorded a CD, performed around the world, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a weekly radio show, worked for the U.S. government, and taught in a high school. Recently Kwame was a visiting writer in Brazil and Africa. He resides in the Washington, DC, area, where he is the founding director of Book-in-a-Day (BID), a program that teaches and empowers teenagers to write and publish their own books. The idea for He Said, She Said came during a writing workshop he conducted with thirty smart, funny, feisty, insecure, and ambitious young people in Charleston, South Carolina which, by the way, is his favorite place on earth (behind Bahia, Accra, and Tuscany, of course).

Tim Bowers has illustrated over thirty children's books, including Rappy the Raptor and the New York Times bestsellers Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi and Dinosaur Pet by Neil and Marc Sedaka. His artwork has received numerous state and national awards and recognition, including the Children's Choice Award and Junior Library Guild selections. Each year, Tim travels to schools and libraries to promote literacy and share his artwork with students. He lives with his wife in Granville, Ohio.