The Crossover Book
Score: 4
From 3,406 Ratings

The Crossover


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544107717

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The Crossover Excerpt :

A middle-grade novel in verse follows the experiences of twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan, who struggle with challenges on and off the court while their father ignores his declining health. 20,000 first printing.

Rebound Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Rebound


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-04-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328476630

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Rebound Excerpt :

From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award–winning novel in verse, The Crossover. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. Chuck Bell takes center stage as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound goes back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

Booked Book
Score: 4
From 628 Ratings

Booked


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Andersen Press Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448188420

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Booked Excerpt :

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... Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel The Crossover, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents’ break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges – which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal – change his life, as well as his best friend’s. This energetic novel-in-verse by the poet Kwame Alexander captures all the thrills and setbacks, the action and emotion of a World Cup match.

Light for the World to See Book

Light for the World to See


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358539414

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Light for the World to See Excerpt :

A collection of three powerful poems that take on racism and Black resistance in America by New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander. Includes an introduction by the author.

The Playbook Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Playbook


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328698926

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The Playbook Excerpt :

In this inspirational two-color book full of poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life, Newbery Medal–winning Kwame Alexander shares his own poetic and uplifting words plus quotes from all-star athletes like Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other wonderfully influential figures like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry, and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also shares his own stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book for readers of any age and for anyone needing a little bit of encouragement. You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar.

Crossover Book

Crossover


  • Author : Jeff Rud
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551439815

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Crossover Excerpt :

Kyle is a rising star on the school's basketball team, but when he connects with an old friend and auditions for the school play, he finds opposition both on and off the court.

The Crossover Novel Book

The Crossover Novel


  • Author : Rachel Falconer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-10-21
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135865016

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The Crossover Novel Excerpt :

"Highly recommended" by Choice While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.

Gustav Stresemann Book

Gustav Stresemann


  • Author : Karl Heinrich Pohl
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789202182

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Gustav Stresemann Excerpt :

As a foreign minister and chancellor of Weimar Germany, Gustav Stresemann is a familiar figure for students of German history – one who, for many, embodied the best qualities of German interwar liberalism. However, a more nuanced and ambivalent picture emerges in this award-winning biography, which draws on extensive research and new archival material to enrich our understanding of Stresmann’s public image and political career. It memorably explores the personality of a brilliant but flawed politician who endured class anxiety and social marginalization, and who died on the eve of Germany’s descent into economic and political upheaval.

Spin Crossover Materials Book

Spin Crossover Materials


  • Author : Malcolm A. Halcrow
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118519318

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Spin Crossover Materials Excerpt :

The phenomenon of spin-crossover has a large impact on the physical properties of a solid material, including its colour, magnetic moment, and electrical resistance. Some materials also show a structural phase change during the transition. Several practical applications of spin-crossover materials have been demonstrated including display and memory devices, electrical and electroluminescent devices, and MRI contrast agents. Switchable liquid crystals, nanoparticles, and thin films of spin-crossover materials have also been achieved. Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications presents a comprehensivesurvey of recent developments in spin-crossover research, highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of this rapidly expanding field. Following an introductory chapter which describes the spin-crossover phenomenon and historical development of the field, the book goes on to cover a wide range of topics including Spin-crossover in mononuclear, polynuclear and polymeric complexes Structure: function relationships in molecular spin-crossover materials Charge-transfer-induced spin-transitions Reversible spin-pairing in crystalline organic radicals Spin-state switching in solution Spin-crossover compounds in multifunctional switchable materials and nanotechnology Physical and theoretical methods for studying spin-crossover materials Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications is a valuable resource for academic researchers working in the field of spin-crossover materials and topics related to crystal engineering, solid state chemistry and physics, and molecular materials. Postgraduate students will also find this book useful as a comprehensive introduction to the field.

Crossover Fiction Book

Crossover Fiction


  • Author : Sandra L. Beckett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-11-24
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135861292

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Crossover Fiction Excerpt :

In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

Long Lost Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Long Lost


  • Author : Jacqueline West
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062691774

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Long Lost Excerpt :

“Perfect to be read late into the night.”—Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar “A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one.”—Kirkus Reviews Once there were two sisters who did everything together. But only one of them disappeared. New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West’s Long Lost is an atmospheric, eerie mystery brimming with suspense. Fans of Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces and Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts series will lose themselves in this mesmerizing and century-spanning tale. Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist. When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore. New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author Jacqueline West weaves a heart-pounding, intense, and imaginative mystery that builds anticipation on every page, while centering on the strong and often tumultuous bond between sisters. Laced with suspense, Long Lost will fascinate readers of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Secret Keepers and fans of ghost stories.

Be a Tree  Book

Be a Tree


  • Author : Maria Gianferrari
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647003074

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Be a Tree Excerpt :

A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and what humans can learn from them Stand tall. Stretch your branches to the sun. Be a tree! We are all like trees: our spines, trunks; our skin, bark; our hearts giving us strength and support, like heartwood. We are fueled by air and sun. And, like humans, trees are social. They “talk” to spread information; they share food and resources. They shelter and take care of one another. They are stronger together. In this gorgeous and poetic celebration of one of nature’s greatest creations, acclaimed author Maria Gianferrari and illustrator Felicita Sala both compare us to the beauty and majesty of trees—and gently share the ways in which trees can inspire us to be better people.

Crossover Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Crossover


  • Author : Joel Shepherd
  • Publisher : Pyr
  • Release Date : 2010-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591028062

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Crossover Excerpt :

Crossover is the first novel in a series which follows the adventures of Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial person, or android, created by the League, one side of an interstellar war against the more powerful, conservative Federation. Cassandra is an experimental design — more intelligent, more creative, and far more dangerous than any that have preceded her. But with her intellect come questions, and a moral awakening. She deserts the League and heads incognito into the space of her former enemy, the Federation, in search of a new life. Her chosen world is Callay, and its enormous, decadent capital metropolis of Tanusha, where the concerns of the war are literally and figuratively so many light years away. But the war between the League and the Federation was ideological as much as political, with much of that ideological dispute regarding the very existence of artificial sentience and the rules that govern its creation. Cassandra discovers that even in Tanusha, the powerful entities of this bloody conflict have wound their tentacles. Many in the League and the Federation have cause to want her dead, and Cassandra’s history, inevitably, catches up with her. Cassandra finds herself at the mercy of a society whose values preclude her own right even to exist. But her presence in Tanusha reveals other fault lines, and when Federal agents attempt to assassinate the Callayan president, she finds herself thrust into the service of her former enemies, using her lethal skills to attempt to protect her former enemies from forces beyond their ability to control. As she struggles for her place and survival in a new world, Cassandra must forge new friendships with old enemies, while attempting to confront the most disturbing and deadly realities of her own existence.

Crossover Book

Crossover


  • Author : Brett Stevens
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-11-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781645440505

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Crossover Excerpt :

Brett is intense. Intense as a youth piecing together the world. Intense as an undersized point guard, middle child, and student. Intense as a professional poker player, manager, and problem solver. But most notably, intense as an unaware manic mind set free in the world. Crossover: A Look inside a Manic Mind is a personal memoir detailing the evolution of psychotic thoughts and how they influenced Brett's behavior during the three manic episodes that spanned the past decade of his life. Through

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410308368

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Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Excerpt :

When a jazz-loving rooster sets his sights on winning a barnyard talent show, he realizes he can't do it as a solo act. He's up against the talents of Mules Davis's cool duo and Ella Finchgerald's singing group. Acoustic Rooster calls on friends like pianist Duck Ellington, singer Bee Holiday, and percussionist piggy Pepe Ernesto Cruz. Together, the foursome makes beautiful music as they rock the barnyard. And while they may not win first prize, Acoustic Rooster realizes he has the world's best jazz band and that's all that matters. Colorful artwork from artist Tim Bowers (Memoirs of a Goldfish) ensures this story doesn't miss a beat. A glossary of musical terms and instruments rounds out this perfect introduction to jazz for young readers. Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producer of literary programs. He has written for television, the stage, and authored 13 books. He conducts writing/publishing workshops at schools and conferences throughout the country. Kwame lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 25 children's books, garnering such awards as the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list. His work for Sleeping Bear includes First Dog and First Dog's White House Christmas. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio.