Book Verdict


by Kwame Alexander

First Release:

August 2016

ISBN: 9780544570986

Follow-up to The Crossover.
For Nick, playing soccer “is like / never hitting pause / on your favorite ninety-minute movie.” Aside from April, it’s the only thing that brings him joy after his parents announce their separation.

  • ISBN: 9780544570986
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Page Count: 240
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.9, Points: 3
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.8, Points: 7
    Lexile: Level: 660L
    Awards & Honors: Oregon Reader's Choice Awards 2019 Nominee 2018 Beehive Book Award Winner, Young Adult
    Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Contemporary Middle-Grade Novels & Sports
    Parents’ Choice Awards, Fiction Gold, Spring 2016
    The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers
    National Book Awards: Young People’s Literature, 2016 Longlist
    ALA Notable Books for Children Nominee -Summer 2016, Fiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Middle-Grade
    NCTE Notable Poetry List 2017, Verse Novels
    Booklist 2016 Lasting Connections, Language Arts
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Older Readers
    YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults
    YALSA 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Fiction
    Brightly, 16 of the Most Exciting Middle Grade Books to Read in 2016
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    2016 Cybils Finalist, Poetry
    ILA Young Adults’ Choices 2017 Reading List*
    Children’s Literature Assembly, 2017 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award
    Genre: Fic
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