Hi! I'm Joe and I read the book called The Crossover written by Kwame Alexander.
I thought this book was AMAZING because I love basketball and the story is pretty much about basketball. It was a great story.
My favorite part in the story was when JB cut Filthy locks off because it was one of the funnier parts in the story.
The character that I liked best was Filthy McNasty because he got 49 free throws in a row and I could love to do that.
I think the author wrote this book because basketball is a really cool and fun sport and he wanted to write a story about it to share with kids.
I would recommend this book to my friends because it is spectacular and one of my favorites from this year. It is written in a cool style.
Reading to me is cool because there are so many great books out there to read and they take you to a new world. This one took me to the world of basketball. His other story takes you to the world of soccer.
*After hearing Kwame speak at #NCTE16, I knew it was time to introduce his two books to my readers.
*Once I book talked The Crossover and Booked, the fourth graders were so excited to read them.
*I have a couple of copies of each, and they have been in the hands of readers ever since.
*A couple of my readers are listening to the audio while they follow along and they love it!
*The excitement over this book is palpable.