Books by Jesse Joshua Watson

THE SOCCER FENCE by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2014

"Bildner and Watson offer young readers an informative snapshot of a divided land through the lens of boys who just want to play. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A tale of sports bridging cultural and racial chasms. Read full book review >
GHETTO COWBOY by G. Neri
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Cole doesn't ride off into the sunset here, but he does, at least, ride off to a better future. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Cole has messed up one too many times, and now his mother has taken him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with his father, whom Cole doesn't know. Read full book review >
I AND I by Tony Medina
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2009

"Detailed endnotes provide background, poem by poem. (Biography/poetry. 8-12)"
In Love to Langston, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2002), Medina paid homage to the Harlem poet Langston Hughes. Read full book review >
CHESS RUMBLE by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There's plenty of powerful emotion here, but the heavy dose of life lessons leaves the overall effort a few moves short of a checkmate. (Fiction/poetry. 9-12)"
"Battles is fought every day" in 11-year-old Marcus's 'hood. Read full book review >