In Real Life

There were some surprisingly complex issues tackled in the this graphic novel – girls in gaming, the treatment of workers in developing countries, and digital citizenship online.  I think this would make an excellent choice for upper intermediate book clubs or lit circles.


The Crossover

I bought The Crossover by Kwame Alexander after researching the online book world for books which were getting a lot of buzz.  The Crossover lives up to the hype, and has a Newbery Award to prove it!  I absolutely loved the novel in verse format – Alexander has done an excellent job of capturing the rhythm of the game, while telling a heart-warming story.

You can listen to Alexander read one of the poems from The Crossover in this video.

Cover of The Crossover by Kwame Alexander