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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Books That Make You Cry

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.


Margaret Simon said...

Thanks for the pingback. I just got home from my first ever SCBWI conference and editor critique. I wish I could sit next to you on the plane and chat about it. We all should chase our dreams!

Linda Vigen Phillips said...

Oh, I'm so glad you loved this one, too, Augusta. And I have to admit, since I'm not a die-hard basketball fan, I didn't expect to love it, but I did!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks for the link and the trailer. I'm off to GReads to add it to my TBR list!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this book! As soon as I finish reading all the Whitney Finalists by April 30th. Only 4 more to go! Gulp. :-)

Augusta Scattergood said...

Kimberley- I feel for you! Hard having a reading deadline.
And what fun, Margaret, to talk about dreams. Oh yes.

I am a basketball fan, but mostly limit my watching to the team I love. (Go Tarheels!) But I agree, Linda- this book has a wide and deep audience.

Thanks for your comments.

Rosi said...

I read about this book on Michelle H. Barnes blog and picked it up at the library. I'm not a basketball fan, but thought it would be interesting to look at a few of the poems. Could. Not. Put. It. Down!!! I love every word and I cried like a baby at the end. I wrote about this one on my blog this week as well. Glad to see the word being spread.