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Taking a Closer Look at Author Kwame Alexander's The Crossover

If you haven't done so, check out, purchase, or pull out a copy of Kwame Alexander's novel, The Crossover.  Alexander will visit UNC Greensboro and Bookmarks in September, and some of you will get to meet him.  You might think the book, which won the Newbery Award as the best in children's literature this past year, is a novel in verse for young people about basketball, but it's a lot more than that.

As one observer writes, "You don't have to be a basketball fan to feel the exhilaration of a game well played in Kwame Alexander's novel.  You don't have to be a poetry fan either to appreciate the verve and variety of his verse, but chances are, after reading this book, you'll become one."

As fellow author Ashley Bryan writes "The Crossover crosses over as gift to all ages."

A sample of the poetry of The Crossover
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Don't miss the opportunity. Experience The Crossover and meet Kwame Alexander.

When and Where (Both free and open to the public):
In Greensboro at UNCG, 7 p.m. September 14 in the Elliott University Center Auditorium
In Winston-Salem at the Bookmarks Festival, Saturday, September 12  (10:15-10:45 a.m. in Winston Square Park)

Please contact Barry Miller at or 336-256-0112 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations for the UNCG event. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.