The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a young adult novel and winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award Honor. It is filled with SEL themes of the importance of family, friendship, trust, and being true to yourself. Explore how these themes connect to the CASEL SEL competencies and can be adapted to use within grade 8 of the Emozi® Middle School Socratic Seminar activity.
For Students
Grades 6–8
Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision Making