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Rebound (The Crossover Series) Hardcover – Illustrated, April 2, 2018
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Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. Chuck Bell takes center stage as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.
A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound goes back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.
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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.|
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 : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0544868137
- ISBN-13 : 978-0544868137
- Reading age : 10 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 780L
- Grade level : 5 - 7
- Item Weight : 1.14 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.35 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #52,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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.
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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!