Thursday, April 9, 2015

DMC: "Kwame Alexander is Da Man!" by Angie Karcher

Kwame Alexander is Da Man!
I am now his number one fan.
The CROSSOVER, a book of great means,
And a bridge from poetry to teens.

© 2015 Angie Karcher. All rights reserved.

Kwame Alexander has challenged us to write a clerihew this month. What's a clerihew, you ask? Click HERE for details.

Send your funny four-liner to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, April 24th. One lucky participant will win an autographed copy of THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


  1. Surprise, surprise! Kwame Alexander is turning out to be a popular subject for clerihews this month. (I know of four so far.) You speak for many with this one, Angie!

    1. Thanks Michelle! He is a hero-worthy guy for sure! What a fun challenge. Thx for sharing my poem!

  2. Just started reading this aloud to my students. They will soon know Kwame Alexander is "Da Man", Angie! You've written it right!

  3. Yes he is. I own a copy of Crossover. Great job, Angie.

  4. Yes! A bridge from poetry to teens. Also the not quite teens, like 6th grade boys. Mine loved it! He's da man!

  5. "A bridge from poetry to Pre-teens" Margaret!! He is Da man!

  6. I have THE CROSSOVER on hold at the library, but it sounds like I might want to buy my own.

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    1. Yes, THE, Sydney. It's hidden in the curve of the C. :) I also suggest you send in a clerihew... maybe you'll win a copy!