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Contributor(s): Alexander, Kwame (Author)

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ISBN: 0544570987     ISBN-13: 9780544570986
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2016
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Stories In Verse (see Also Poetry)
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Soccer
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2015033312
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 660(Not Available)
Series: Crossover
Physical Information: 1.2" H x 5.7" W x 8.3" (0.96 lbs) 320 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Family
- Sex & Gender - Boy's Interest
- Event - Summer Vacation Reading
- Topical - Boy's Interest
- Topical - Girl's Interest
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2016
Booklist 02/01/2016 pg. 41
School Library Journal 03/01/2016 pg. 143
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2016 pg. 83
Publishers Weekly 03/07/2016
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2016 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
BookPage 04/01/2016
Shelf Awareness 04/05/2016
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2016
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 181133
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children's Book ∙ Book Links' Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicle Best BookWashington Post Best Book∙ BookPage Best Book

"A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. " -- The Chicago Tribune

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/
can't nobody cop you...
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match


Contributor Bio(s): Alexander, Kwame: -

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated.

A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch. He's led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded.

www.kwamealexander.com
Twitter: @kwamealexander
Instagram: @kwamealexander

 
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