Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Swing by Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess

Swing by Kwame Alexander book cover

Things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, will never take it past the “best friend” zone. Noah would love to retire his bat and accept the status quo, but Walt has big plans for them both, which include making the best baseball comeback ever, getting the girl, and finally finding cool.

To go from lovelorn to ladies’ men, Walt introduces Noah to a relationship guru—his Dairy Queen-employed cousin, Floyd—and the always informative Woohoo Woman Podcast. Noah is reluctant, but decides fate may be… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Gun violence
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