The Crossover

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By Kwame Alexander
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
The Crossover
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2015 Newbery Medal Winner2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award WinnerNew 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 Im delivering, announces dreadlocked, 12year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, hes got mad beats, too, that tell his familys 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 storys heartstopping climax proves a gamechanger for the entire family.

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16006 words16,006 words
240 pages240 pages
Lexile 750LLexile 750L
Grade 4 to 8Grade 4 to 8
Age 9-13Age 9-13
Published 2014Published 2014

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Book ISBN:

0544107713

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