Publish date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Author: Kwame Alexander Rating: 4 stars 2015 Newberry Medal Winner This was so good. The story of twin African-American brothers told in verse, this book was different and wonderfully engaging. I really enjoyed seeing JB and Josh's different personalities come through the page. In short,...
A very deserving Newberry winner. I loved the poetry, the characters and the story about basketball and family. Its very heartfelt. One I will recommend.
this book is a quick read and perfect for kids who don't like to read. It's all written in verse, so there's not very many words on a page. good creativity, though not a whole lot of connection with the characters. Then again, I'm definitely not the target age group.
2015 Newbery Award Winner. With the constraints of being a book in verse, The Crossover felt more like a short story or a novella rather than a novel. Some of the poems were clever, and there were some appealing moments, but I was underwhelmed by the overall production.
I had the extreme pleasure this weekend to be in an audience filled with children’s book writers at the SCBWI conference. The culmination of this event was a keynote by the recently named Newbery winner, Kwame Alexander. Now I am a huge fan of this prize, as it is given to my favorite kind of read-a...