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The Crossover (The Crossover Series) by…

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) (original 2014; edition 2019)

by Kwame Alexander (Author), Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)

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Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Title:The Crossover (The Crossover Series)
Authors:Kwame Alexander (Author)
Other authors:Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
Info:Clarion Books (2019), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages
Collections:CHS Books

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (2014)


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Fast paced basketball and family focused novel in verse that packs a huge emotional punch with an amazingly small number of words. Relevant, gripping, powerful. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
fantastic ( )
  katielibrarian | Feb 8, 2022 |
Even reluctant teen readers will enjoy this book, and identify with the characters and situations. The language is sparse and full of meaning, the plot is very down home. The basketball setting will appeal to a lot of kids. ( )
  Marietje.Halbertsma | Jan 9, 2022 |
"12-year old Josh Bell 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, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood."
  zalamery | Dec 10, 2021 |
This book is about two twin brothers named Josh and Jordan who love basketball. Josh and Jordan feel as though they have to live up to their father who was successful in basketball. The boys feel the pressure to be perfect. Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh’s bond with his brother. This book is a novel in verse about the brothers' journey which doesn’t come with a play-book and it's not all about winning. I think this book would be great to have in my class library to intrigue the male audience. This book's main characters are African American which also gives representation for different cultures. Middle school boys can relate to the main characters and I think middle school students would really enjoy this book. ( )
  Roxana_Guerra | Nov 19, 2021 |
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At the top of the key, I'm / MOVING & GROOVING, / POPing and ROCKING - / Why you BUMPING? / Why you LOCKING? / Man, take this THUMPING. / Be careful though, / 'cause now I'm CRUNKing / CrissCROSSING / FLOSSING / flipping / and my dipping will leave you
Quote - "Rule #1. -family is court; ball is heart; always leave heart on court."
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Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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