The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

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Josh and his twin brother, Jordan, are ready for a slam-dunk season, in this rap-driven novel—until a girl comes between them and threatens to dissolve their special bond.

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Award-Winning Verse Novel, Basketball Fans, Reluctant Readers, Powerful Portrait of the Bond Between Brothers

Topics and Themes:
Basketball, Rap Music, Poetry, Girls, Romance and Rivalry, Family Loyalty, Decision Making, Taking Responsibility

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“The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering,” announces dreadlocked 12-year-old Josh Bell. In this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from award-winning author Kwame Alexander, Josh and his twin brother, Jordan, must come to grips with growing up, on and off the court. As they realize that breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, their story’s heart-stopping climax proves a game changer for the entire family.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 9
    • Ages: 11 - 14
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 5" x 7 1/2"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-544-93520-4