Fast! When Omar sets his eyes on being with Claudia, their worlds start to intertwine and they start to have an impact on each other's lives. View cart for details. The stakes are high, the romance is hot, and when these worlds collide, watch out! A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. But that was four million hits ago. He Said, She Said is an action packed novel about T-Diddy Smalls, a star football player. Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning author Kwame Alexander! Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight. He Said, She Said is a fun and fresh novel from Kwame Alexander that throws these two high school seniors together when they unexpectedly end up leading the biggest social protest this side of the Mississippi—with a lot of help from Facebook and Twitter. I really wanted to like this book more. He Said, She Said is perfect for fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rachel Vail alike. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves together political philosophy, basketball, and making soup in Harlem, with the depth that defines his writing career. . Then, while you're out at a bar or club with real 20 year olds, you know you're not 20? This book had a great way of showing politics and teenage life from the POV from 2 teens. He Said, She Said is a fun and fresh novel from Kwame Alexander that throws these two high school seniors together when they unexpectedly end up leading the biggest social protest this side of the Mississippi—with a lot of help from Facebook and Twitter. The way they switch from characters each chapter is a great use of technique for this story which show what is going on for most of the story when the characters face an problem the other doesn't know about. She does not have a minute to waste on Mr. T-Diddy Smalls and his harem of bimbos. You can visit him at www.kwamealexander.com. T-Diddy is a football stud who only cares about getting the most females he can. From the author of Between the Notes comes a story that shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are. $17.24. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. She says: Football, shmootball. Something went wrong. Omar and Claudia's relationship is so beautiful and wonderful because it is human! It is very relatable to kids who play high school sports and are dealing with friends that encourage things that should not be encouraged. Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. In an effort to get in Claudia's good books, Omar accidentally ends up leading a protest to restore the school's arts funding -- and Claudia may just be falling for him for real. To make sure that person is worth staying with or they are just there for who you are becoming. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement. I am not hip. It's official. [The culmination of the protests is a walk-out that morphs into a sit-in of the School Board building. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. I have yet to read a “hip hop” novel because the genre doesn’t appeal to me, but I thought I’d check out “He Said, She Said” because I know of Kwame Alexander’s work with school kids and admire his Book-in-a-Day program. I liked that it alternates perspective between a boy and a girl. Can't Take No More!" Like some other adult female white readers, I found Omar's behavior offensive at first, but his football star bluster was totally believable, and I enjoyed the voice. Buy He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander (2014-11-18) by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. The one about getting ready to go out and feeling like you are in your 20's? He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. . This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The stakes are high, the romance is hot, and when these worlds collide, watch out! I was excited to see this book on a list of YA romances in a column in THE HORN BOOK, as I'm always on the look-out for romances with African-American characters. I mean, I spend a majority of my day around teenagers, urban ones at that, and this book is killing me. I loved this book and the concept. When a little flirting turns to real love, the revolt is on, and the scene at West Charleston gets real. You know that meme? Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He Said, She Said is a fun and fresh novel from Kwame Alexander that throws these two high school seniors together when they unexpectedly end up leading the biggest social protest this side of the Mississippi-with a lot of help from Facebook and Twitter. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. I know he is a talented poet and children’s author, so I was looking forward to reading his first young adult novel. To see what your friends thought of this book. This is until, he makes a bet with his friends and he changes his view on things. This is a great book on social justice and the changes that teens can bring about in their communities and beyond. Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author Kwame Alexander!

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