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Young adults need diverse books: good job!
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2016
I am a high school teacher, and many of my students do not enjoy reading. One young man, who is a Junior in high school, claimed that he had never finished a book. He agreed to let me help change that. Kwame Alexander's book called Crossover had caught my eye from several fellow teacher recommendations. I checked it out to my student, and he diligently sat at his desk and read most of the class period every single day. He liked the theme of basketball, and found the free verse style less intimidating then others which I had presented him. He finished a book! And he wanted another one...so I returned to the well of Mr. Alexander. Although this book is not written in verse, my student read it with the same vigor as he did Crossover. Now, he wants another one...yes!