By Kwame Alexander
Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't no one cease you/
can't no one cop you...
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, football, kin, love, and friendship, take middle degree as twelve-year-old Nick learns the ability of phrases as he wrestles with difficulties at domestic, stands as much as a bully, and attempts to provoke the lady of his desires. supporting him alongside are his ally and occasionally teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who provides Nick inspiring books to learn.
This electrical and heartfelt novel-in-verse via poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks because it captures all of the thrills and setbacks, motion and emotion of an international Cup fit!
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The deserts of atacama aren’t blue because out there J. Christ’s spirit didn’t fly he was lost iv. And if the deserts of atacama were blue still they could be the Chilean Oasis so that from every corner of Chile gladly you’d see flaming through the air the blue pampas of the Desert of Atacama 43 EL DESIERTO DE ATACAMA IV i. El Desierto de Atacama son puros pastizales ii. Miren a esas ovejas correr sobre los pastizales del desierto iii. Miren a sus mismos sueños balar allá sobre esas pampas infinitas iv.
Cristo que era un perdido iv. Y si los desiertos de atacama fueran azules todavía podrían ser el Oasis Chileno para que desde todos los rincones de Chile contentos viesen flamear por el aire las azules pampas del Desierto de Atacama 42 THE DESERT OF ATACAMA III i. The deserts of atacama are blue ii. The deserts of atacama aren’t blue go ahead say what you will iii. The deserts of atacama aren’t blue because out there J. Christ’s spirit didn’t fly he was lost iv. And if the deserts of atacama were blue still they could be the Chilean Oasis so that from every corner of Chile gladly you’d see flaming through the air the blue pampas of the Desert of Atacama 43 EL DESIERTO DE ATACAMA IV i.
Y cuando vengan a desplegarse los paisajes convergentes y divergentes del Desierto de Atacama Chile entero habrá sido el más allá de la vida porque a cambio de Atacama ya se están extendiendo como un sueño los desiertos de nuestra propia quimera allá en estos llanos del demonio 48 THE DESERT OF ATACAMA VI Arid plains do not dream No one has ever managed to see Those chimerical pampas i. The landscapes are convergent and divergent in the Desert of Atacama ii. Over the convergent and divergent landscapes Chile is convergent and divergent in the Desert of Atacama iii.
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