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Kwame Alexander

Autor(a) de The Crossover

41+ Works 9,599 Membros 448 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, speaker, and performer. His books include And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems, Crush: Love Poems, Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, and Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. He won the mostrar mais 2015 John Newbery Medal for his bestselling novel The Crossover. Since 2006, his Book-in-a-Day writing and publishing program has created more than 2500 student authors in 50 schools across the U.S., and in Canada and the Caribbean. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Kwame Alexander at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83568330

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Obras de Kwame Alexander

The Crossover (2014) 2,595 cópias
Booked (2016) 1,204 cópias
The Undefeated (2019) 872 cópias
Rebound (2018) 693 cópias
Solo (2017) 656 cópias
Swing (2018) 419 cópias
The Crossover: A Graphic Novel (2019) 346 cópias
Becoming Muhammad Ali (2002) 287 cópias
Surf's Up (2016) 284 cópias
How to Read a Book (2019) 262 cópias
The Door of No Return (2022) 238 cópias
He Said, She Said (2013) 172 cópias
An American Story (2023) 137 cópias
How to Write a Poem (2023) 85 cópias
Crush: Love Poems (2007) 31 cópias
Kupenda: Love Poems (2000) 10 cópias
360: A Revolution of Black Poets (1998) — Editor; Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Dancing Naked on the Floor (2005) 3 cópias
Ab aufs Brett! (2016) 2 cópias
Gli invincibili (2020) 2 cópias
Solo Educator's Guide (2020) 1 exemplar(es)

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A powerful and gutwrenching story that brings us the true courage and humanity of the enslaved people. A tale of how people betray themselves as they betray their own. A very powerful story that shows how we are all one at heart yet have never learned how to embrace each other to achieve our full strength and understanding.
 
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FlowerBrookCottage | outras 9 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Representation: Black characters
Trigger warnings: Death and murder of a brother and another person by suicide in a body of water, near-death experiences, shipwreck, blood, grief and loss depiction, caning, physical assault and injury, slavery, colonisation
Score: Nine out of ten.

The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander circled my recommendations for months until the library finally purchased it and I soon picked it up. I glanced at the blurb, making it seem heavy, yet intriguing, and the ratings were high. I don't see poetry novels every day, and it was another hit when I closed the final page.

It starts with Kofi Offin living in the Asante Kingdom in 1860. Well that was a breath of fresh air. I wanted to read a piece of historical fiction that isn't white history or entirely set in a Western country for once. The opening pages look typical until I read 150 pages, and that's when the central storyline darkens the tone from there. It was heavy enough when Kofi's teacher forced him to speak English and not his first language, Twi, but now his future looks uncertain after he accidentally killed his opponent from the other part of the kingdom.

But wait! It gets worse. Kofi's life worsens when he is captured and is now a slave. It's a simplistic plot that's easy to follow, but it's a fascinating look into what slavery was like through Kofi's POV. The pacing is slow, almost lasting 400 pages, but it didn't feel tedious or repetitive as there was always something happening. The Door of No Return isn't a coming of age story like a quote on the front cover told me, it's more like a piece of historical fiction in verse. Alexander executed the writing style well, meeting my expectations, since he wrote compositions I enjoyed before this one. The final pages were heartbreaking as Kofi's fate is up in the air. Other than that one miss I still regard him as an excellent writer. The Door of No Return is the first instalment of a planned trilogy, which explains the abrupt conclusion, so I'm excited to see what happens next.
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Law_Books600 | outras 9 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
This book is a collection of poetry, talking about things from basketball to dancing and all the in-between. I think that this book could be good for elementary students because it could help teach them about poetry, if you have an assignment where poetry is used.
 
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ChrisHoltGFU | outras 27 resenhas | Apr 8, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "With powerful art from a bold new talent, this is a probing and sensitive take on a devastating chapter of U.S. history."
 
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BackstoryBooks | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |

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Obras
41
Also by
11
Membros
9,599
Popularidade
#2,501
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Resenhas
448
ISBNs
281
Idiomas
8
Favorito
5

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