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The Crossover (The Crossover Series) by [Kwame Alexander]
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The Crossover Booked Rebound The Playbook
The Crossover Booked Rebound The Playbook
Read All the Books in the Crossover Series Twelve-year-old twins and basketball stars Josh and Jordan Bell must learn to deal with problems on and off the court as they navigate homework, first crushes, family and, of course, basketball. Soccer, family, love, and friendship take the field as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. The dynamic prequel to Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award–winning novel in verse, The Crossover. You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. An inspirational book full of poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life.
The Crossover Graphic Novel Booked Graphic Novel The Crossover Series 3 Books Collection Set
The Crossover Graphic Novel Booked Graphic Novel The Crossover Series Boxed Set
Kwame Alexander's The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile. An electric and heartfelt follow-up to Newbery Medal–winner The Crossover, from the dynamic team behind the graphic novel edition. For the first time, the Crossover series, three explosive novels in verse about sports and family, is available in one paperback boxed set.

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Gr 6–10—Twins Josh and Jordan are junior high basketball stars, thanks in large part to the coaching of their dad, a former professional baller who was forced to quit playing for health reasons, and the firm, but loving support of their assistant-principal mom. Josh, better known as Filthy McNasty, earned his nickname for his enviable skills on the court: "…when Filthy gets hot/He has a SLAMMERIFIC SHOT." In this novel in verse, the brothers begin moving apart from each other for the first time. Jordan starts dating the "pulchritudinous" Miss Sweet Tea, and Josh has a tough time keeping his jealousy and feelings of abandonment in control. Alexander's poems vary from the pulsing, aggressive beats of a basketball game ("My shot is F L O W I N G, Flying, fluttering…. ringaling and SWINGALING/Swish. Game/over") to the more introspective musings of a child struggling into adolescence ("Sit beside JB at dinner. He moves./Tell him a joke. He doesn't even smile….Say I'm sorry/but he won't listen"). Despite his immaturity, Josh is a likable, funny, and authentic character. Underscoring the sports and the fraternal tension is a portrait of a family that truly loves and supports one another. Alexander has crafted a story that vibrates with energy and heart and begs to be read aloud. A slam dunk.—Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00E78IBAC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (March 18, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 18, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 24703 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 245 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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1.0 out of 5 stars Defective copy— wish I realized sooner.
By Summer Jimenez on April 25, 2019
I read the audio book and loved the story, so I immediately purchased this book for my classroom. One of my students recently pointed out that the page numbers are all mixed up, as if there was an error in the binding process. So in my copy, poems are cut off or out of order. See photos for reference.
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