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The PlayBook
By: Kwame Alexander
Purchased: @barnesandnoble
This book will be extremely useful with my late elementary/teen clients! Super excited to utilize it in therapy session!
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...What @a_j_isnumberone is currently reading. Do you have your copy of Rebound by @kwamealexander yet? It’s the companion novel to The Crossover. And guess what surprise addition we found hiding on a few pages? Graphic panels! Love...Love...Love... #ballislife🏀 #bookstagram #bookish #kwamealexander #hoopdreams #mglit #yabooks #yabookstagram #youngadultbooks #middlegrade #middlegradebooks #teachersofig #representationmatters #currentlyreading #letsread

Can you tell how much I love libraries 😅 📚
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I'm broadening my reading tastes to children's lit. I will begin a new career as an elementary school librarian next school year so I figure it's appropriate! I'm reading middle grade books, picture books, and YA. I can never give up my beloved adult fiction and fantasy, so there's a sprinkle of that in my TBR as well. So far I'm enjoying a change in my reading! Do you switch it up sometimes or do you mostly stick to one genre??
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I got this book from @audiobooksync a few weeks ago. Kwame Alexander has the gift of writing deep stories in a visually appealing way. I recommend reading and listening to the book so you can get the best of both.

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I love, love, love books in verse and this #scjba nominee didn't disappoint! Nick's world is all about soccer, but it everything starts to crumble when his parents announce they are getting separated. This is a great read for any middle schooler! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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EXCITING NEWS ALERT! 🚨

We are proud to announce the Solo Summer Reading Program! Learn a little more about the program, sign up, and get ready to read with @kwamealexander on June 11.
It's a four-week read, complete with videos each week from Kwame. You'll even be able to interact with other readers in the program through a private Facebook page. What are you waiting for?
Go sign up and SHARE! (Link in profile.) 🎶






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Kwame Alexander bringing tears to my eyes AGAIN. Read this and read all of his other books while you’re at it 🏀👍🏻👍🏻❤️📚 #booksiread #kwamealexander #poetry

My son has read all kinds of books about soccer—chapter books, novels, graphic novels and biographies. Now, thanks to Kwame Alexander, he can add poetry to the list. "Booked” was meow-velous! Link in bio or visit:
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Teacher confession. I judged this book by its cover. I read it and fell in love... #kwamealexander is amazing and his words are magical. #somethinginmyeye

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my elementary kids and everything is coming home. This is the end-of-year Scholastic book reward that my 5th grader chose. There are some great authors represented here. Do you have a favorite author of diverse middle grade books? Kwame Alexander is one of mine.
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Excerpt from the blog: I just finished The Crossover by Kwame Alexander and I'm completely blown away. I love Alexander's creative use of word position and font while telling Josh's story. The novel centers around Josh and his twin, Jordan AKA JB, who are two middle schoolers who play basketball, just like their dad. The family dynamics are spelled out easily, and the interaction between (mainly) the three of them is heartfelt and wonderful. At its heart, this novel is about a family. But, yes, it's about basketball too, and relationships, and coming of age.
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Josh iterates 'basketball rules' throughout the novel and intermittently talks about a game in 'sportscaster' fashion. I could feel the tension, jealousy, and loss that Josh feels when his twin starts dating someone. It's not necessarily that he is smitten with the same girl (though arguably he may be), but he wants that time back with his twin. 🏀
As a twin myself, I get it. It was hard for me when Melissa and I went our separate ways in college. Even harder was that first summer back home together, which ended up being my last summer at home. There's a lot of growing pains that are going on for Josh, but not necessarily Jordan. 🏀
SPOILER ALERT: There's an impossibly difficult inevitability that's written into every word of the book that made me dread coming to the conclusion. Kwame Alexander's words pull me through what I know is going to happen, and pull me through beautifully. Even as my heart breaks.
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The Crossover is a quick and compelling read, full of imagery, heart, and emotion. A great read for any middle school kid on up. Even if they're not into basketball. :D
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As a bonus, Alexander's prequel to The Crossover was just released last month. Rebound is a novel-in-verse-SLASH-graphic novel that chronicles a young Chuck Bell through his own coming-of-age basketball story. I can't wait to track this one down!

A great book! says Teo and his mom. All the stars! ☇🌟☇🌟☇🌟. Thank you @kwamealexander!

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