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Authors: Alexander, Kwame
Genres: Poetry, Realistic Fiction
Topics: Community, Friendship, School Life
Lexile: 660,
Publisher: HMH Books
ISBN: 9780544787711,
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 242,
Synopsis:
National Book Award Long List
New York Times Bestseller 


Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/
can’t nobody cop you…
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER,  soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as 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.  
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!
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