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  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Kwame Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children. His other works include the novels He Said, She Said and Booked, as well as his nonfiction debut, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. He is the cofounder of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com.

    Mary Rand Hess is a poet, screenwriter, editor, and author of several books, including Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wide World in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic, 2017), which she coauthored with Deanna Nikaido and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander.
    5th April 2018

    Rebound

    `Hoop kings SOAR in kicks with wings. Game so sweet it's like bee stings.' It's 1988. Charlie Bell is still mourning hi... More

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    5th May 2016

    Booked

    Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to g... More

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    8th October 2015

    The Crossover

    `With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz... More

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    1st August 2017

    Solo

    From award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, comes Solo, a YA novel wr... More

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    1st March 1992

    Solo

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    1st October 2009

    Rebound

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    15th May 2018

    Surf's Up

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    2nd October 2018

    Swing

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    2nd October 2018

    Swing

    Things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut... More

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