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Rebound (The Crossover Series) Paperback – May 4, 2021
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|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 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.|
"Librarians who delighted at Crossover’s popularity will be thrilled with this pitch-perfect follow-up...Kwame Alexander is unstoppable."—Booklist, STARRED review
"As in his previous novels in verse, Alexander shows off his expert command of the format, employing staccato breaks with smooth rhymes that mimic the bounce and flow of the sport."—School Library Journal, STARRED review
"A story filled with preteen angst, peer pressure, realistic family dynamics, and first romance is elevated to uncommon heights by a visceral exploration of grief and a search for confidence that pays off in spectacular ways."--Horn Book Magazine, STARRED review
"This book will bounce off of the shelves."—VOYA
"Alexander's non-rhyming poetry has propulsive, hard-hitting rhythm."—Publishers Weekly
"Even without knowledge of the other titles, readers will find this to be a fully realized family drama that stands on its own merit."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"'Rebound' grapples with grief and loss, but never buckles under the weight of it...Readers familiar with 'The Crossover' will find themselves smiling as details of Charlie’s early life emerge that give us glimpses of the man and father he will later become; those who haven’t read it will find it a strong and satisfying stand-alone book about grief, love and the power of family." —The New York Times
"His books pulse with musicality..." -Tina Jordan, The New York Times
About the Author
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal–winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books Out of Wonder and The Undefeated, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
He is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, currently serving as their poet ambassador.He lives with his family in the UK. Visit his website at www.kwamealexander.com or find him on Twitter and Instagram @kwamealexander.
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers (May 4, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0358494834
- ISBN-13 : 978-0358494836
- Reading age : 10 - 12 years
- Grade level : 5 - 7
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.13 x 1.15 x 7.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The writing is phenomenal, but the characters are even better. I love every, single one..yes, Charlie/Chuck, mom, CJ are all amazing, but the grandparents stole the show for me. Granddad is sassy and sweet and tender and tough.
You’ll love it.
The author has really done a wonderful job of finding a way to reach young teen men, specially, young people, in general. That push n pull of family ties and budding love is balanced by the underlying coming of age story line. I was really impressed by the book and my son, couldn't wait to see if there were more books in the series.
No adults made us write this. We think you should read this book because it is good. Kwame Alexander wrote this book as a poem, and it made us want to read more. Kwame Alexander is a best-selling author and winner of the Newbery award, and we know why! Rebound is about basketball and life. We are a 6th grade boys' book group, but we know that girls will like this book too!