This great-value collection of books features 4 stories from the main Robloxia Kid series plus an additional 3 bonus stories. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 26, 2020, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2020, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 10, 2017. Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks. There was a problem loading your book clubs. What,  Dad? (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Written in verse that's at times boundless and at other times masterfully restrained, it could have been just another ode to urban life, the world of sports, and teenage basketball phenoms. It’s just plain nasty, son. Jordan starts dating the "pulchritudinous" Miss Sweet Tea, and Josh has a tough time keeping his jealousy and feelings of abandonment in control. Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2016. They loved the dust jacket, then they took that off and loved the texture of the book cover (which is like the skin of a basketball). If anyone else called me fresh and sweet, I’d burn mad as a flame. The story is … Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery … But I know she’s only talking about my game. The Crossover Kwame Alexander. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. "), and they loved the first page - maybe the best first page ever written for a boy reader. Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional Wonderland Oz? Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New... Last Shot: Mystery at the Final Four (The Sports Beat, 1), Cami and Wyatt Practice Patience (Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too), Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Basketball. Having said that, Alexander does tackle some contemporary issues of black life: of driving while black, of the consequences for black men who do not regulate their temper, of poor diet and not seeking medical treatment. Kwame Alexander's THE CROSSOVER (2014) is not a stereotypical basketball story. The Crossover: A Novel (2014) (Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Honor, NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, Passaic Poetry Prize) He Said, She Said: A Novel (2013) Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011) (NAACP Image Award Nominee) has been added to your Cart. Watch these videos from Kwame Alexander and use the mini lessons to teach your kids how to write poetry! The Crossover crosses over as a gift to all ages." Dad, no one says “hippest” anymore. So in my copy, poems are cut off or out of order. It’s about a junior high school kid, Josh (a/k/a Filthy) and his parents and twin brother, Jordan (J.B.). The Crossover is a novel in verse about brotherhood and basketball. He only has one dream - becoming a professional football player. Kwame Alexander Biography The Crossover Questions and Answers The Question and Answer section for The Crossover is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. He and his twin brother Jordan—or JB—are basketball stars and are best friends on and off the court. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Enjoy it with your kids and family! The crossover / by Kwame Alexander. Something went wrong. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Published: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]. By Kwame Alexander. But, as I got older and started getting game, the name took on a new meaning. In this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from award-winning author Kwame Alexander, Josh and his twin brother, Jordan, must come to grips with growing up, on and off the court. See photos for reference. However, she is a huge basketball fan so that probably helped her connect to the story. The book contains a tight plot that encompasses family, friendship, love, health, and more. Josh, this cat is the real deal. See, when I play ball, I’m on fire. The Crossover is a 2015 children's book by American author Kwame Alexander and the winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award Honor. (2006), Dancing Naked on the Floor: poems and essays (2005), Do The Write Thing: 7 Steps to Publishing Success (2002), 360°: A Revolution of Black Poets, ed. (The Power to Choose Series), The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions (The Nocturnals, 1), Diary of a Roblox Noob: The Complete Series, What Should Danny Do? Filmed and edited by Robbie Hunt How I Got My Nickname I’m not that big on jazz music, but Dad is. Epic fantasy full of adventure, action, magic, mystery for all ages: children, teens and adults young at heart. Learn Explore the Words Assign. ... Extended Book Trailer for The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Only the best song, the funkiest song on Silver’s Paris Blues album: “FILTHY    McNASTY.”. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Grades 6-12. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. And even though I wasn’t into all that jazz, every time I’d score, rebound, or steal a ball, Dad would jump up smiling and screamin’. The "must-have" book of the year! Alexander’s highly anticipated follow-up to Newbery-winning The Crossover is a reflective narrative, with little of the first book’s explosive energy. Each time you play it’s ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL net. I wasn't sure initially if she would enjoy it since the main characters are boys, but she did. You don't have to love basketball to like The Crossover (although it wouldn't hurt), Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2015. This may be just the right book for those hard-to-match youth who live for sports or music or both. . The book centers around basketball; the twins are basketball stars, and their father was an NBA-caliber player who played briefly in Italy. The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life (2017), Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017), The Crossover: A Novel (2014) (Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Honor, NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, Passaic Poetry Prize), Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011) (NAACP Image Award Nominee), Indigo Blume and the Garden City (2010) (NAACP Image Award Nominee), And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems (2008), Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, ed. 3:12. Rather, it is a universal story with educated, black characters of growing up, of family, and of love told in narrative verse (poetry). He moves./Tell him a joke. I didn’t like the name because so many kids made fun of me on the school bus, at lunch, in the bathroom. There is also a quirky vocabulary element that adds a fun intellectual note to the narrative. Basketball is extremely important to them, and they both want to play professionally someday. Josh Bell is my name. The Crossover is a Must Read for Junior High Students, Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2016. The story follows two African-American twin brothers who share a love for basketball but find themselves drifting apart as they head into their junior high schoolyear. Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal–winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. ringaling and SWINGALING/Swish. You know what, Josh? Their mother is a vice principal. . He's tall, has long hair, and wants to be a basketball star. 3-5, 6-8 Z. Genre. They're all a reality in Astoria's library. HMH Books for Young Readers; Later Printing edition (March 18, 2014). Mom says, Your dad’s old school, like an ol’ Chevette. (2007), The Way I Walk: short stories and poems for Young Adults, ed. Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of twenty-eight books, including Rebound, the prequel to his Newbery Medal[en dash]winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. I read another book, IA: B.O.S.S., by a talented author, John Darryl Winston, that had some basketball content and middle-grade boy friendships that I really enjoyed. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Kwame Alexander Biography The Crossover Questions and Answers The Question and Answer section for The Crossover is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Josh, better known as Filthy McNasty, earned his nickname for his enviable skills on the court: "…when Filthy gets hot/He has a SLAMMERIFIC SHOT." But Filthy McNasty is my claim to fame. And that made me fee real good about my nickname. 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. Rather, it is a universal story with educated, black characters of growing up, … Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. 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, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. You’re fresh and new, like a red Corvette. With a former professional basketball player dad and an assistant principal mom, there is an intensely strong home front supporting sports and education in equal measures. At its core, though, the story is about the love between twin brothers who think they are drifting apart as they go through puberty and the role that basketball plays in healing them through their obstacles. (2014). My 12 year old daughter really liked this book. 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. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. When we first encounter them in Kwame Alexander’s beautifully measured novel of life and lines, “The Crossover,” they are deep into a year when everything changes. "—The New York Times Book Review"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . The story is told be an eight grade boy - Josh Bell - who not only loves basketball, but is pretty great at it too. Fun and easy recipes kids can cook themselves, Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2019. Good YA book written in the style of a poem. The hoop’s for sale, and I’m the buyer. They learned from their dad, Chuck “Da Man,” who played in the Euroleague before retiring from the game. . A regular contributor to NPR's … Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. An accomplished author and poet, Alexander eloquently mashes up concrete poetry, hip-hop, a love of jazz, and a thriving family bond. Alexander's poems vary from the pulsing, aggressive beats of a basketball game ("My shot is F L O W I N G, Flying, fluttering…. Saved in: Main Author: Alexander, Kwame. The book, which is told entirely through verse, was first published in the United States in hardback on March 18, 2014 through HMH Books for Young Readers. DID YOU SAY OKAY? It is a rare verse novel that is fundamentally poetic rather than using this writing trend as a device. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Crossover. Introduce social emotional lessons about kindness and empathy in such an age appropriate, creative, engaging, humorous, and literary manner. He then introduces himself more fully: his name is Josh Bell, but people call him Filthy McNasty. I’m dedicating this next song to you. My hair is long, my height’s tall. Kwame Alexander… The Bell twins are stars on the basketball court and comrades in life. How high can you score on this list of words from Alexander's award-winning novel in verse? Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See, I’m the next Kevin Durant, LeBron, and Chris Paul. Well, they ought to, ’cause this cat is so hip, when he sits down he’s still standing, he says. Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Passaic Poetry Prize. Neverland? Shopping. Kwame Alexander, the amazing author of Booked, Rebound and The Crossover, reads an extract from Booked. Meet Michael “Tootie” Mayberry. Grades. Offered by Amazon.com. Okay? Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 Remember the greats, my dad likes to gloat: I balled with Magic and the Goat. Josh and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Listen to that piano, fast and free, Just like you and JB on the court. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and… More Please try again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Game/over") to the more introspective musings of a child struggling into adolescence ("Sit beside JB at dinner. It was a quick read for her and she requested the other books in the series after she read it. The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series), The Crossover Series 3 Books Collection Set by Kwame Alexander (The Crossover, Booked & Rebound), The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life, The Crossover: An Instructional Guide for Literature - Novel Study Guide for 4th-8th Grade Literature with Close Reading and Writing Activities (Great Works Classroom Resource, What Should Danny Do? Kwame accomplishes a difficult and ambitious masterpiece by telling a story in short rhythmic verses. That’s my boy out there. Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019. The Crossover. Your game so sweet, it’s a crêpes suzette. Perfect for kids ages 9-14. He's got mad beats too, beats that tell his family's story in verse. Cuz tonight I’m delivering,” announces dreadlocked 12-year-old Josh Bell. Its author, Kwame Alexander, aims to reach a wide variety of readers, including reluctant ones, through sports stories that are really about family, love, and friendship. (1998), Tough Love: Cultural Criticism and Familial Observations on the Life and Death of, Just Us: Poems & Counterpoems, 1986-1995 (1995), aHR0cHM6Ly9rd2FtZWFsZXhhbmRlci5jb20vcHJvZHVjdC8=, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011), The Flow: New Black Poets in Motion, ed. The Crossover. Even Mom had jokes. The Crossover stretches beyond sports metaphors to provide a compelling and edge-of-your-seat story about love and loss and what it means to be a family. Vocabulary.com. One of my students recently pointed out that the page numbers are all mixed up, as if there was an error in the binding process. I also love the difficult vocabulary words that are introduced throughout the book. They also run into many obstacl… He doesn't even smile….Say I'm sorry/but he won't listen"). In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Unable to add item to List. The Crossover (The Crosso... Tap to unmute / • 3 min 12 sec video. I showed this book to my gifted 4th graders and the boys who previously showed very little interest in reading immediately loved this book. --Gail Bush. So if you are buying this for your kid, you may want to check in with them while/after they read it to discuss. Keep it funky, Filthy! The effect is poetry in motion. Kwame Alexander's THE CROSSOVER (2014) is not a stereotypical basketball story. Short Bio Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including SWING, REBOUND, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal, THE UNDEFEATED, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and, his NEWBERY medal-winning middle grade novel, THE CROSSOVER. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Crossover (edizione italiana) (Italian Edition), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. For instance, when I was writing The Crossover, I was sitting in Panera Bread and listening to jazz music on Pandora, and this song came on and I really liked it and I looked at the name of it, and it was called “Filthy McNasty” and I thought THIS WOULD BE A GRAND NICKNAME FOR ONE OF MY CHARACTERS… I promise: you've never seen the classics like this! We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Kwame Alexander. Josh Bell is a talented middle school basketball player, as is his twin brother Jordan.... read more. New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book "A beautifully measured novel of life and line. Thank you, Kwame Alexander, for these hooks before they even opened the book. While there are some differences—Josh shaves his head and Jordan loves his locks—both twins adhere to the Bell basketball rules: In this game of life, your family is the court, and the ball is your heart. Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch." Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of more than 35 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. 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