Kwame Alexander is the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated; How to Read a Book; Solo; Swing; Rebound, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal; and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the founding editor of Versify, an imprint that aims to Change the World One Word at a Time. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com Mary Rand Hess is a poet, mixed-media artist, screenwriter, and New York Times bestselling author of Solo and Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures, both coauthored with Kwame Alexander.
'Despite the easy flow of verse, there is a density to this story
with its multiple elements. Lively, moving, and heartfelt.' and
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'and hellip;this novel packs a punch into its shocking and extremely powerful ending straight from today's headlines.' and ndash;Booklist * Booklist *
'This important and recommended contemporary YA will inspire young people to find their own voices and take a swing at life. A must-have.' and ndash;School Library Journal, starred review * School Library Journal *