Book review: The Crossover; 5 out of 5 stars #bookaday

I reread this book for a book club and loved it even more the second time!!

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The crossover book coverby Kwame Alexander
Novel in verse; chapter book
Newbery Medal, 2015
Interest level: 5-8
Reading level: 4.3
5 out of 5 stars


From front to back cover, I was completely captivated by Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover. The stark white background of the cover makes the black silhouette of the basketball player and orange lettering of the title really stand out and catch your eye. The basketball balanced on the player’s finger is composed of words from the story. As a bonus, if you remove the dust jacket, the orange and black hard cover of the book contains the hexagonal pattern found on basketballs. This attention to detail, which can be found in all aspects of The Crossover, makes this book worthy to bear the Newbery Medal.

The Crossover is a well-written novel in verse. Alexander has utilized figurative language and precise word choice in his poems that invites…

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