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The Crossover

Alexander, Kwame (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Authors: Alexander, Kwame
Title: The crossover
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
ISBN: 9780544107717
0544107713
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ale
Statement of Responsibility: by Kwame Alexander
Subject Headings: African Americans Fiction Fathers and sons Fiction Brothers Fiction Twins Fiction Basketball stories Novels in verse
Topical Term: African Americans
Fathers and sons
Brothers
Twins
Basketball stories
Novels in verse
LCCN: 2013013810
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List - CRRLTeens Cafe Book 2014-15 by: CRRLTeens Sep 22, 2014

Basketball is a way of life for twins Josh and Jordan. But ego, romance, and their father's health is about complicate their relationship.


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Aug 04, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

With its free verse poetry format, The Crossover is the literary equivalent of an all-star player, moving quickly and effortlessly before going in for a three-pointer. The words dance across and down the page namechecking the greats of jazz and hip-hop. The writing style and subject make for a breezy read.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/crossover_alexander

Jun 24, 2014
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is an amazing example of poetry crossing all the boundaries! What a spectacularly written book of poems. I can't recommend this enough!

Jun 20, 2014
  • Ms_Gaye rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Not just for basketball fans! Easy to read verse and a story that will engage even reluctant readers.
For grades 5+

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Basketball, brothers, and poetry collide in a story about a winning season that gets unexpectedly complicated.
- Andrea Lipinski

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Basketball, brothers, and poetry collide in a story about a winning season that gets unexpectedly complicated.

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Aug 06, 2014
  • NatalieL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 24, 2014
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Josh Bell, known as Filthy McNasty to those on the court, is one of top two players on his middle school basketball team. The other player is his twin brother, Jordan. The two are expected to become big stars as their father was an amazing basketball player before he retired, known to his fans as Da Man!

Filthy and Jordan are ready for an epic year on their team, taking them all the way to playoffs, when things are complicated by a new girl, who captures Jordan's eye and their father's heart problems.

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