TWEEN EVENT
Kwame Alexander: The Crossover and Booked
7PM TUESDAY, APRIL 16
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The New York Times bestselling author shares his two middle-grade novels, now out in paperback!

Singer and songwriter Randy Preston also performs. 


About The Crossover:
"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. 'Cuz tonight I'm delivering," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood—he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line. As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets a girl, the twins' bond unravels.Told in dynamic verse, this fast and furious middle grade novel that started it all absolutely bounces with rhythm and bursts with heart.

About Booked:
In this follow-up to Newbery-winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. Twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match! Now in paperback.

PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KWAME ALEXANDER is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover, which also received the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize.
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328596307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

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