El Crossover = The Crossover

Kwame Alexander (Author) Juan Felipe Herrera (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
September 24, 2019
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
Spanish
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358064732

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About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker and performer. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high schools, often reaching more than 500 students monthly. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit his website at www.bookinaday.org.

Reviews

★ "Written in verse that ebbs and flows between explosive and calm, filled with humor and heartbreak, this lovely Spanish translation of the Newbery Medal-winning novel is sure to inspire a new group of young readers, all while teaching them about life, loss, and basketball. Highly recommended for Spanish middle- grade and young-adult collections." --Booklist, STARRED review

Praise for The Crossover

2015 Newbery Medal Winner
2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner


★ "This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships. . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch." --Kirkus, STARRED review

★ "Alexander fully captures Josh's athletic finesse and coming-of-age angst in a mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that will have broad appeal. . . . This will inspire budding players and poets alike." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review

★ "The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket, mixing basketball action with vocabulary-themed poems, newspaper clippings, and Josh's sincere first-person accounts that swing from moments of swagger-worth triumph to profound pain." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

★ "Alexander has crafted a story that vibrates with energy and heat and begs to be read aloud. A slam dunk." --School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Concrete poems that simulate on-court action, the novel's organization into "four quarters" (plus "warm-up" and "overtime") and a smattering of their father's 10 rules of basketball--as applicable to life as they are to the game--will draw in less avid readers, and the fully-fleshed characters and Josh's spellbinding wordplay will keep all readers riveted to find out if the brothers can mend the breach in their once iron-clad bond" --Shelf Awareness

"An accomplished author and poet, Alexander eloquently mashes up concrete poetry, hip-hop, a love of jazz, and a thriving family bond. The effect is poetry in motion." --Booklist

"The Crossover is destined to reach--and touch--readers who never gave basketball or poetry a second thought until now. It's tough, muscular writing about a tender, unguarded heart." --BookPage

"[Alexander]'s at the top of his poetic game in this taut, complex tale of the crossover from brash, vulnerable boy to young adult." --Washington Post

"Since poet Alexander has the swagger and cool confidence of a star player and the finesse of a perfectly in-control ball-handler, wordplay and alliteration roll out like hip-hop lyrics, and the use of the concrete forms and playful font changes keep things dynamic." --Horn Book Magazine