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Author: Kwame Alexander

ISBN: 9780544570986
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 14.48 x 3.05
The novel-in-verse follow-up to the 2015 Newbery Medal winning 'The Crossover' Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel 'The Crossover', soccer, family, love, and friendship, take centre stage as 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! AUTHOR: Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high schools, often reaching more than five hundred students monthly. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Washington, D.C., area. Visit his website...

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