The Crossover

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2015 Newbery Medal Winner
2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller 



"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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About the author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker and performer. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high schools, often reaching more than 500 students monthly. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit his website at www.bookinaday.org.
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Mar 18, 2014
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9780544289598
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings
Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Death & Dying
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse
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