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GUEST POST: APRIL Dotters Daughters Pick by Francesca Geffre, age 11

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

“I see Vondie under the hoop so I serve him up my Alley Oop,” rhymes basketball fanatic, Josh. He and his twin brother, Jordan (JB), are monsters out on the court. But soon enough, JB becomes interested in girls and Josh is seeing less and less of his brother.

This amazing book in verse is part basketball and all love. The brothers need to figure out how to get over their differences and realize what is really important in life. Kwame Alexander writes about more than basketball in this book about friendship, families, and growing up. This book is so good, you won’t be able to stop reading once you start. I loved The Crossover, I guarantee you will too.

** A note from Frankie’s mom (a school librarian)

If your 5th-7th grade kiddo has not yet read The Crossover, pick up a copy today. Reluctant and avid readers alike love this book. My library owns four copies-- and there is never one checked in on the shelf. It gets returned, and another student checks it out. Lots of white space on the page makes this a quick read - yet the story is complex enough to engage kiddos through the entire book. If your child likes this book, get Booked another novel in verse by Kwame Alexander.  His newest novel in verse, Rebound, just came out April 2nd. I’m excited to read it!