Book List: A Celebration of Black Voices, Black Joy and Black History in Teen Fic & NonFic, Award Winning Teen Fiction, Books for Reluctant Teen Readers: Gr 6-8, Summer Fun Reads for Teens, Teen Sports Themed Books
Author: Kwame Alexander
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Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/
can’t nobody cop you…
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.
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