He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

by Kwame Alexander
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He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander

Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning author Kwame Alexander! He Said, She Said is perfect for fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rachel Vail alike.

He says: Omar "T-Diddy" Smalls has got it made—a full football ride to UMiami, hero-worship status at school, and pick of any girl at West Charleston High. She says: Football, shmootball. Here's what Claudia Clarke cares about: Harvard, the poor, the disenfranchised, the hungry, the staggering teen pregnancy rate, investigative journalism . . . the list goes on. She does not have a minute to waste on Mr. T-Diddy Smalls and his harem of bimbos.

He Said, She Said is a fun and fresh novel from Kwame Alexander that throws these two high school seniors together when they unexpectedly end up leading the biggest social protest this side of the Mississippi—with a lot of help from Facebook and Twitter. The stakes are high, the romance is hot, and when these worlds collide, watch out!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062118967
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 578,969
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kwame Alexander has written seventeen books, owned several publishing companies, written for television (TLC's Hip Hop Harry), recorded a CD, performed around the world, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a weekly radio show, worked for the U.S. government, and taught in a high school. Recently Kwame was a visiting writer in Brazil and Africa. He resides in the Washington, DC, area, where he is the founding director of Book-in-a-Day (BID), a program that teaches and empowers teenagers to write and publish their own books. The idea for He Said, She Said came during a writing workshop he conducted with thirty smart, funny, feisty, insecure, and ambitious young people in Charleston, South Carolina—which, by the way, is his favorite place on earth (behind Bahia, Accra, and Tuscany, of course).

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He Said, She Said 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt buy this from the NOOK store, my grandmother bought it for me for Christmas. A really good book; its funny, romantic, and inspriring. Really good context too, Kwame did an excellent job!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 stars This book takes place suburban area in modern time with many children, a lot of young girls becoming pregnant, many crimes, but only few kids that are willing to learn. Omar, a.k.a T- Diddy, and Claudia are the two main characters in this book. In this book written by Kwame Alexander, is a thrill seeker. Claudia is a straight A student and a dancer for the school. While on the other hand Omar, a football jock, who only cares about football, is a straight C and D student, and only wants to get into girls’ pants. In “He Said, She Said,” there is a problem the school is going to get rid of art, music, and more academic things, they cut teachers, only have the library open two days a week, and are losing kids to drugs, pregnancy, and drop outs. The school spends thousands of dollars on new football equipment, the new field, and bleachers. Claudia wants to stop that from happening, and wants the school to put more money into academics, but Omar wants all of the school’s funds to go to his football team. Omar met Claudia at a party, before that party he thought she was a goody-two-shoes who only careded about school and dancing. Omar thought that Claudia was the hottest thing, so he thought he could work his charm into getting her. Well jokes on him, Claudia knew what he was trying to get into her pants. Claudia new about “T- Diddy,” but she thought he was a dumb jock who only wanted to get into girls’ pants. Omar wanted Claudia so bad that he changed his whole personality. He still played football, but acted very differently. One day he told Claudia that he had a plan, he said that he wanted the school board to hear their voices. Later on they had an assembly and got everyone on board. The school board finally makes up their minds and Claudia gives Omar a chance. I think that “He Said She Said” is a very well written book, I really enjoyed it. I would recommend 12 to at least 21. The plot and the conflicts in this book are very well written. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is younger than 12 because it has graphic content, and uses profanity. That's why I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars, and would recommend it to 12 - 21 year olds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His books are one of the most inevitable, creative and imaginative stories ever written. This book is not only for teens, but also for adults and anyone that can relate to such a twist!