Kwame Alexander (left) and Jerry Craft have each won a Newbery Medal for their children's books. Alexander invited Craft on a trip to Kenya this summer to speak to schoolkids about reading. The kids were impressed. So were the authors.
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NPR asked our audience to find inspiration in — and then write an ekphrastic poem about — two paintings: Heat Wave by Kadir Nelson (left) and Young Woman At A Window by Salvador Dali.
Kadir Nelson and Salvador Dali