I just want to leave this here for you all to peruse. Kwame Alexander’s book The Crossover is on our school’s summer reading list, and it ranks high on my students’ list of choices. If you don’t know anything about the book, it is 2015 Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner. Many of my students are picking this book up because it is 1) a book in verse and 2) about two brothers who play basketball. I plan to read it soon and will let you know how it is!
Kwame Alexander has just recently come out with another book in verse, Booked, that was featured today on the podcast Nerdette . Also on the podcast today was Judy Blume. Both authors discuss current book trends, their newest books, and what influenced their writings. If you have 30 minutes, it is a great listen.