Learn more about Acoustic Rooster, the 2014 Michigan Reads!

Picture of Kwame Alexander 2014 Michigan Reads authorKwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producer of literary programs. He has written for television, the stage, and authored 13 books. He conducts writing/publishing workshops at schools and conferences throughout the country. 


Picture of Tim Bowers Michigan Reads illustratorEven at a young age, Tim Bowers's artwork reflected a strong sense of humor and an interest in animals. He now has illustrated more than 25 children's books and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list and several Junior Library Guild selections. Tim lives with his family in Granville, Ohio, and travels to schools and libraries to share his work with students.