ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Library Journals, LLC
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Abstract:
      * ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing. 448p. Blink. Oct. 2018. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780310761914. POP Gr 8 Up--Seventeen-year-old Noah Wallace is not having any luck. He got cut [...]
    • ISSN:
      0362-8930
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2018 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
      COPYRIGHT 2018 A wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
    • Accession Number:
      edsgcl.561449355
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PEEBLES, D. ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing. School Library Journal, [s. l.], n. 11, p. 70, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 maio. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Peebles D. ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing. School Library Journal. 2018;(11):70. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed May 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Peebles, D. (2018). ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing. School Library Journal, (11), 70. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Peebles, Donald. 2018. “ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing.” School Library Journal. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Peebles, D. (2018) ‘ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing’, School Library Journal, p. 70. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 23 May 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Peebles, D 2018, ‘ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing’, School Library Journal, no. 11, p. 70, viewed 23 May 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Peebles, Donald. “ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing.” School Library Journal, no. 11, 2018, p. 70. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Peebles, Donald. “ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing.” School Library Journal, 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Peebles D. ALEXANDER, Kwame with Mary Rand Hess. Swing. School Library Journal [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 May 23];(11):70. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgij&AN=edsgcl.561449355&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1

Alexander (Rebound?, 2018) and Hess (Animal Ark?, 2017) struck gold with their collaboration on Solo ? (2017), and this spiritual successor follows the same free-verse format. While quieter overall than Solo, the quality of the poems and distinct characterization is still there. High-school junior Noah explains, "My best friend / Walt Disney Jones / is obsessed with jazz, / baseball, / dead famous people, / and finding cool, / if it's the last thing we ever do." Walt (aka Swing) is Noah's biggest cheerleader when it comes to winning over his lifelong crush, Sam. Unfortunately, she has Noah firmly in the friend zone. On a serendipitous trip to the thrift store, Noah finds inspirational love letters written by an enigmatic author named Corinthian. With some meddling from Walt, Noah crafts artistic found poems from the love letters and leaves them for Sam to find. Ultimately a nuanced examination of changing friendship dynamics and first loves, this novel packs a punch into its shocking and extremely powerful ending torn straight from today's headlines. High-Demand Backstory: Alexander and Hess' first collaboration hit best-seller lists, and this second topical outing is sure to pull a crowd as well. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

This coming-of-age novel in verse centers on seventeen-year-old best friends Noah, who's white, and Walt (a.k.a. Swing), who's black. A conversational tone belies the multivalence of this story about the complexities of friendship, romance, patriotism, and prejudice. Life seems on the upswing until a wrenching, pulled-from-the-headlines incident shatters the boys' lives and underscores Noah's feeling that "America is sometimes / not so beautiful." Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.