A Newbery Winner, an LA Laker, and an Acapella tribute
Khalil, Novaun, Kyle, Kofi, and Joseph from Watkins Elementary on Capitol Hill discuss Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award winning novel about brothers and basketball "The Crossover" with host Kitty Felde.
The fifth graders speak frankly about their own relationship with siblings and even admit to a tear or two when an older sister went away to college.
Our celebrity reader is LA Laker Tarik Black. Kwame Alexander joins us as well.
Book recommendations from Episode 2:
The Crossover - Kwame Alexander
Recommended by Kwame Alexander:
The Greatest: My Own Story - Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham
Manchild in the Promised Land - Claude Brown and Nathan McCall
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes - David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad
Recommended by Tarik Black:
A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Recommended by the kids of Watkins Elementary:
Stat: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court - Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell
Picture Yourself Legend Tripping: Your Complete Guide to Finding UFOs, Monsters, Ghosts, and Urban Legends in Your Own Backyard - Jeff Belanger
John Henry - Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
House of Robots - James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! - Becky Baines
Recommended by Mimi:
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher