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ISBN: 0544868137     ISBN-13: 9780544868137
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2018

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Basketball
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2017061480
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 780(Not Available)
Series: Crossover
Physical Information: 1.6" H x 5.9" W x 8.3" (1.14 lbs) 416 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Sex & Gender - Boy's Interest
- Topical - Boy's Interest
- Catalog Heading - Hi Interest/Low Vocabulary
- Curriculum Strand - Hi Interest/Low Vocabulary
- Chronological Period - 1990's
- Geographic Orientation - District of Columbia
- Locality - Washington, D.C.
- Topical - Family
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/16/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2018
Booklist 03/15/2018 pg. 71
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2018 pg. 81
BookPage 04/01/2018
School Library Journal 04/01/2018 pg. 126
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2018 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2018 pg. 105
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 64 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 194054
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
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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.

Twitter: @kwamealexander
Instagram: @kwamealexander

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