What a book!
THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander.
If you haven't read this newest Newbery winner, Margaret Simon's post does contain a spoiler alert.
If you have read it and loved it as I did, CLICK ON OVER THERE and see how the book worked as a class read-aloud.
Oh my goodness, such a moving a book. Everything a Newbery winner should be.
And if somehow you missed his wonderful GIFT to teachers and librarians everywhere, here's Kwame Alexander's book trailer.
Okay, not exactly a book trailer. Just an opportunity to get to know him and that amazing book. Which I loved. In case you wondered.
All of this talk about sad books stems from a Nerdy Book folks' post about BOOKS THAT MAKE US CRY.
The book is touching a lot of young readers. CLICK HERE for a review by one of them.
Fantastic. Just fantastic.