The Crossover
The Crossover

The Crossover

Written by Kwame Alexander
Book #1 in the The Crossover Series
11 - 15
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Mar 18, 2014
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New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book “A beautifully measured novel of life and line.”–The New York Times Book Review “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,” raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood–he’s got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it’s all on the line. As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets a girl, the twins’ bond unravels.Told in dynamic verse, this fast and furious middle grade novel that started it all absolutely bounces with rhythm and bursts with heart.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 18, 2014
    Clarion Books
    Page Count
    Words Per Page
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    11 - 15 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
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