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    • The Crossover

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595

    "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immediate Connections

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Rebound

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as listeners get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm listeners have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought Provoking

    • By Elie on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Booked

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    In this middle grade novel-in-verse by the Newbery Medal-winning and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author of The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as 12-year-old Nick learns the power of words when he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate, Coby; and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By TAMALA on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Swing

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they've got to find cool. Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah's love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and important read especially for boys

    • By The Mrs. on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Solo

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal Book

    • By Rachael Street on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Playbook

    • 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ruffin Prentiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for ourselves? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration for kids ages 10 and up to help them succeed on and off the court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT!!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $9.09