Book Review: The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

Review by Alexandra Renslo What are the rules of life?  For 12-year old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan, it’s basketball and family.  But it’s not necessarily such a clear shot to the hoop for the Bell brothers, especially as they encounter the ups and downs of seventh grade in Kwame Alexander’s engaging young…

Review: The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

How do you express your true self in a world that says everything about you is wrong? This engaging, coming of age novel tells the story of a young poet pulled between her own desires and the expectations of others, and discovering the power of poetry to set her free.