Publish date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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...
Last year one of the highlights of my Fall reading was Matthew Quick's lovely Boy21, which only failed perfect marks from me for two reasons: the title character's changing felt the faintest bit unrealistic, and the basketball failed to compel me at all. The Crossover has neither of those problems: ...