I was so excited when I found out that Kwame Alexander was writing a prequel to The Crossover. My students were hoping for a sequel, I’m sure, but I already have one excited about Rebound. And I’m excited to get a copy (that isn’t from the library) to share with him.
I am #currentlyreading Rebound by Kwame Alexander. It’s the prequel to The Crossover, which is one of the most read novels in verse in my classroom. This one is about Chuck Bell (Josh and JB’s dad) before he’s this mega hoop-star and awesome dad – when he’s dealing with the loss of his own father as a child. I’m excited for this.
I did most of my reading of this book while I was in the barber shop waiting to get my hair retwisted. While I was reading, I might have taken to Twitter to say some things, like this:
And my Sticky Note Review for Rebound by Kwame Alexander:
#bookaday Rebound by Kwame Alexander. #SNRtbs It’s another beautiful novel in verse that will tear all of your heartstrings apart. I also love how Chuck’s love of comic books was incorporated into the poems. I’d love to see more graphic poems like that [edit: if you know of any, please tell me. I’m serious]. Rebound is like a meditation on (1) how family shapes the characters in this world. I kept seeing how Josh and JB were influenced by their father (Chuck) and grandfather. And (2) how people handle grief differently. It reminded me of how I feel when all the cousins in my family are together. ————————————————— #blackbookblogger #bookstagram #bookreview #booksofinstagram #reading #reader #stickynotereviews #stickynotereview
Have you read any Kwame Alexander? What did you think?