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El crossover

by Kwame Alexander, trans. by
Juan Felipe Herrera


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    • Grades: 5 - 9
    • Ages: 11 - 14
    Newbery Medal ; Coretta Scott King Author Honor
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
Josh and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He’s got mad beats too—beats that tell his family’s story in verse. But both brothers must come to grips with growing up on and off the court, as they realize breaking the rules can come at a terrible price, resulting in a game changer for their entire family.
Some mature content.

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A bolt of lightning on my kicks...
The court is SIZZLING.
​​​​​​​ My sweat is DRIZZLING.
​​​​​​​Stop all that quivering.
Cuz tonight I’m delivering.
​​​​​​​ Basketball phenom Josh Bell and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court, with crossovers that make even the toughest ballers cry. But when Jordan meets the new girl in school, the twins’ bond unravels. Basketball and brotherhood intertwine to show Josh and Jordan that life doesn’t come with a playbook and, sometimes, it’s not about winning.
​​​​​​​Un rayo de luz en mis kicks...
La cancha está QUEMANDO.
​​​​​​​Mi sudor está LLOVIZNANDO.
​​​​​​​Ya 'stuvo con eso de estar temblando.
​​​​​​​Es que esta noche voy entregando.
​​​​​​​El fenómeno del básquetbol, Josh Bell, y su hermano gemelo, Jordan, son los reyes de la cancha, con esos crossovers inesperados que hacen llorar a los jugadores más duros. Pero cuando Jordan conoce a la nueva chica del colegio, lazos entre los gemelos se empiezan a desanudar. El baloncesto y la hermandad se entrelazan para mostrarles a Josh y Jordan que la vida no viene con un manual de jugadas y que, a veces, el asunto no es ganar.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 9
    • Ages: 11 - 14
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 28 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-358-06473-2