The Crossover (The Crossover #1)

The Crossover (The Crossover #1)

"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 "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz ton...

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Title:The Crossover (The Crossover #1)
Author:Kwame Alexander
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:The Crossover
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Crossover (The Crossover #1) Reviews

  • Jane
    Feb 09, 2015
    Here's an experiment I'd like a teacher to try for me. Don't "teach" this Newbery Award winner. Instead, place a copy of Crossover on each student's desk before they enter the classroom. Maybe upside down and backward to make it a bit more tempting. And then wait to see what happens. ...
  • Mary Ann
    Apr 09, 2014
    WOW oh WOW. When a book hits a sweet spot, it zooms from one student to another. As soon as I read the opening lines of The Crossover, with its basketball cover and bouncing rap beat, I just knew I had to read it aloud to my 5th graders. But nothing prepared me for how it hooked them. ...
  • Karen
    Apr 11, 2014
    This one earned a whole extra star from me because it drew in one of my remedial readers...and he loved it...a book written in verse. And he came and asked for more books just like it- Me: "You mean basketball books?" Student: "No, ones with those poems in it." Be still my hear...
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
    Jun 01, 2017
    Brilliant. Beautiful. Devastating. Uplifting. I adored this book. ...
  • Brandy Painter
    Sep 09, 2014
    Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile. I have said before I don't love verse novels. Do you know what I love even less? Basketball. Not a fan. Not even a little bit. With those two things working against it, I really didn't want to read The Crossover by Kwame Ale...
  • Brina
    Nov 22, 2016
    Kwame Alexander's The Crossover won both the Newberry and Coretta Scott King Awards for children's literature in 2014. Combining beautiful prose with poetry that jumps off the page, Alexander tells the story of twin thirteen year basketball players Jordan and Josh Bell in a manner that...
  • Jennifer
    May 01, 2014
    Dear Mr. Kwame Alexander, You've got some explaining to do, Mister. You are officially responsible for the first big Ugly Cry of 2014, and I am not really happy about it. Thanks for the foreshadowing that did NOTHING to prepare me for this book. You hear me? NO. THING. NOTHING. You bet...
  • Lisa
    Jun 30, 2015
    The Crossover, Newbery Medalist 2015, confirms the growing trend of novels in verse form, telling basic coming-of-age stories in short, free verse. This one follows exactly the same pattern as for example "The Weight of Water" or "Cloud Busting", slightly different from "Love That Dog"...
  • Sean-Wyn
    Jan 22, 2017
    First Newbery I've read in a while. Helped that it was about basketball (my dad's favorite sport), so 4.5. ...
  • Saleh MoonWalker
    Jun 21, 2017
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