Young People's Poet Laureate Monthly Book Picks

Each month, the Young People’s Poet Laureate recommends a book of poetry for children. Selections include classics of children’s literature, adult collections that are well-suited to children, as well as newly published books.

The Crossover

Jacqueline Woodson’s February 2016 Book Pick

The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

HMH Books for Young Readers March 2014

This month, let’s celebrate The Crossover, by my friend Kwame Alexander. This Newbery Medal-winning novel in verse is a must read for anyone who has ever loved a sport, a poem, or a sibling or friend.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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