A narrative from the girl who is highly against the act of hunting acts upon her emotions, through as she calls it her magical finger. Dahl brings a social issue into the life of a child in this humorous adventure. The main character and narrator, a highly opinionated eight- year old girl and the antagonists’ two neighborhood brothers. Supporting characters; Mr. & Mrs. Gregg's and the ducks. The theme is the rights of people to own guns and make game out of shooting innocent animals.
Alexander Kwame uses rhyme and rap to entice and engage the reader. The poems in this collection are medium in length, entertaining and speak to children in a way they are likely to relate. Most of the passages in The Crossover are about events that can happen in a child’s life; such as relationships with friends and family, basketball action on the court, middle school, race, sickness, and death.
I have always had an answer, for why I want to be a teacher, but I have never considered the why behind teaching English and literature. I mean, I know that I want to to teach English, as I have a passion for reading and writing. But why?
This is an easy read for upper elementary and middle school students who are interested in finding out more about the ladies who assisted in shaping the United States of America. An incredible resource to have in any 4th-8th grade classroom library.
An inspirational story; about trying new things, perseverance, living out your dreams, and overcoming your fears. I recommend reading this book to students of all ages to motivate them to do whatever it takes in order to fulfill their hearts desire.