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Roundtable Reading: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Mardawn Wendt is a librarian at Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School.

“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 twelve-year-old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than hoops in his blood; he’s got mad beats, too, that tell his family’s story in verse, in this fast and furious novel about brotherhood, change, and the power of family.

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just drop in!