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

The Crossover (Graphic Novel)

Written by Kwame Alexander & illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Book #1 in the The Crossover: Graphic Novel Series
10 - 12
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Sep 24, 2019
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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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Book Details

Publication Date
September 24, 2019
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count
Words Per Page
Middle Grade
Reading Age
10 - 12 years
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Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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