Happy Birthday, Kwame Alexander!
“I’ve missed 100% of the shots I’ve never taken.” ~Kwame Alexander
In celebration of Kwame Alexander’s birthday on August 21, the Boomerang based on his book, The Crossover, is:
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Born August 21, 1968 Kwame Alexander is a best-selling writer of children’s fiction and poetry. He won 2015 Newbery Medal for his 2014 novel 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,” announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he’s got mad beats, too, that tell his family’s story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. —Amazon
Learn more about Kwame on his official website.
You can also listen to our podcast interview with him here.
Learn language arts with the Crossover Boomerang!
The Boomerang is a digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.
So, celebrate Kwame Alexander’s birthday and take advantage of this special offer today!
Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: The Crossover