Video: Kwame Alexander Riffs on Librarians & The Crossover

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By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Check out this fantastic author video by Kwame Alexander, promoting The Crossover (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Why is it so great?

Kwame’s irresistible combination of humor and charm, along with a call to action and a preview of the book to come.

Peek from the promotional copy:

“‘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. 

“Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story’s heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.”