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.