Kwame Alexander

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Do you know Kwame Alexander?

He is a Virginia Tech graduate.

He currently lives in Herndon, VA.

His book The Crossover won the Newbery Medal this year!

Today I read The Crossover to see what all the fuss was about.  It is an unusual book written in a mix of hip-hop and free verse poetry.  It is a quick read and a basketball lovers dream.  The book has some great chapters that highlight tricky vocabulary like crossover, calamity, and churlish to name just a few.  I am interested in recommending this book to just the right reader next year and see what happens.  How will a basketball or hip-hop lover react to this book?

To learn more about The Crossover book from Kwame’s own words watch this video.

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