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

Roller Girl

My goal for the upcoming school year is to integrate more technology in the library.  I’m going to record the book talks I give and publish them as podcasts.  Then a QR code bookmark in the book will link right to the podcast so students can listen to the book talk while browsing and decide if they want to check it out.

Roller Girl  by Victoria Jamieson barely needs a book talk; following Smile, Sisters, and El Deafo, you just need to say the magic words “full colour graphic novel with a female protagonist” and it flies off the shelf!

roller girl