Swing by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess

Swing by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess

Swing Launch Team

I was chosen to be part of the Swing Launch Team and through that, I have received an early release copy of Swing!

The book is released October 2. Go preorder yours now! If you have loved Kwame’s previous books, you will not be disappointed. If you have yet to read one of his books…please grab one now! (I recommend Crossover, then Rebound, followed by Booked and Solo!)

Kwame co-wrote with Mary Rand Hess and they had previously worked together on Solo. They have a great dynamic and really bring their stories to life.

This book was a little more mature than his previous works.

Here is my overall review and I can’t wait for the release day!


Thank you to Net Galley and the Swing Launch Team for providing me with this ARC. I have been a fan of Kwame Alexander since I read Crossover a few years ago. My sixth graders love reading his books, for many different reasons. Kwame and Mary Rand Hess worked together on Solo, which was a beautiful story, and you can see how well they work together through this book as well. Together, they create a language, voice, and characters grip you from the start and Swing definitely lived up to this expectation. This book held my attention and made me root for the characters. I highly recommend this book to all readers of all ages. It is a timely story, but also timeless in its message.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!


I am a middle school teacher who loves to read ALL KINDS of books. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew, a co-creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit and the Podcast Read to Write KidLit. Check out my Linktree for more: https://linktr.ee/Mrsbookdragon

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