The Crossover

The Crossover

Category: Novels
Sub Category: Trade Books
Collection(s): Award Winning Books
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$12.99 each

ISBN: 9780544935204

This Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning middle grade bestseller is now in paperback! Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse.

* Newbery Medal Winner

* Massachusetts Children's Book Award Winner

* Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Grades 6-8

* Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee

* Vermont Golden Dome Book Award Nominee4

* Evergreen Teen Book Award Winner

* Coretta Scott King Book Award for Author Honor Winner

* Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Winner

* North Carolina Young Adult Book Award Winner for Middle School

* Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Middle Grade & Children's

* NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Book Winner

* Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Winner

Reading Grade : G3 - G8

Interest Level : G4 - G8

  • Description

With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He 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 from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family."

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover . Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook : 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books Out of Wonder and The Undefeated, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
He is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, currently serving as their poet ambassador.
He lives with his family in the UK. Visit his website at or find him on Twitter and Instagram @kwamealexander.

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