The Crossover (Graphic Novel)
The Crossover (Graphic Novel)
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The Crossover (Graphic Novel)

Written by Kwame Alexander & illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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,” 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.

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Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.


    One of the main characters has a girlfriend. They kiss in the library and while talking on the phone the character says he wants to peel her like an apple and get under her skin.

    Presence of Death

    **Spoiler** At the climax of the book, the main character's father dies from a heart attack.


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Book Details

Publication Date
September 24, 2019
Reading Age
10 - 12 years
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