Author Kwame Alexander

Author Kwame Alexander

Date and Time

Mar 16, 2014 6:00 am

Location

Hyattsville

5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20781

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Busboys and Poets Books welcomes author Kwame Alexander to sign and discuss, The Crossover

Publisher weekly:
Josh Bell, known on and off the court by the nickname Filthy McNasty, doesn?t lack self-confidence, but neither does  he lack the skills to back up his own mental in-game commentary: ?I rise like a Learjet?/ seventh-graders aren?t  supposed to dunk./ But guess what?/ I snatch the ball out of the air and/ SLAM!/ YAM! IN YOUR MUG!? Josh is sure  that he and his twin brother, JB, are going pro, following in the footsteps of their father, who played professional ball  in Europe. But Alexander (He Said, She Said) drops hints that Josh?s trajectory may  be headed back toward Earth: his relationship with JB is strained by a new girl at  school, and the boys? father health is in increasingly shaky territory. The poems  dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket, mixing  basketball action with vocabulary-themed poems, newspaper clippings, and Josh?s  sincere first-person accounts that swing from moments of swagger-worthy triumph  to profound pain.

Co-sponsored by:
Busboys and Poets
Writopia Lab
Urban Leadership Institute
Pan Hellenic Council
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