The crossover by Alexander, Kwame (#0749JMX)

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The crossover

by Alexander, Kwame
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

$16.99

Overview
From the Publisher

New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults∙ 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book

"A beautifully measured novel of life and line."--The New York Times Book Review

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's 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 story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 03/15/14
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 02/01/14
  • Christian Library Journal, 09/01/15
  • Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2015
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/14
  • Horn Book Magazine, 05/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 01/15/14
  • Library Media Connection starred, 08/01/14
  • New York Times, 05/11/14
  • Newbery Medal, 2015
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 01/20/14
  • School Library Journal starred, 03/01/14
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/15
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 08/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-544-10771-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-544-10771-7
  • LCCN: 2013-013810
  • Follett Number: 0749JMX
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 164734EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 7
  • Lexile: 750L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: X