The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover_Kwame Alexander“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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One Response

  • Samuel writes:
    February 27th, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I loved the book. I can really see why they chose this book to win the newbery award. I only had one problem with this book: sometimes I got lost and couldn’t tell what was happening! Anyway, great book!

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