The crossover by Alexander, Kwame (#1120HR4)

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The crossover

by Alexander, Kwame
Paperback Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

$8.99

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 BestBook

"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," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood--he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line.


As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets a girl, the twins' bond unravels.Told in dynamic verse, this fast and furious middle grade novel that started it all absolutely bounces with rhythm and bursts with heart.

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 5, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 251 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-544-93520-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-544-93520-4
  • Follett Number: 1120HR4
  • 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