The Crossover

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#1 of Crossover
Written by:
Kwame Alexander
Narrated by:
Corey Allen
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Ratings
Book
57
Narrator
14
Release Date
July 2014
Duration
2 hours 17 minutes
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. Review Quotes: 'This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships. . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch.' --'Kirkus, ' starred review 'Alexander fully captures Josh's athletic finesse and coming-of-age angst in a mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that will have broad appeal. . . . This will inspire budding players and poets alike.' --'Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 'starred review 'The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket, mixing basketball action with vocabulary-themed poems, newspaper clippings, and Josh's sincere first-person accounts that swing from moments of swagger-worth triumph to profound pain.' --'Publishers Weekly, 'starred review
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Maria Kepler

Loved the story, although it was sad. The parents were very wise and taught the boys well.

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Scott Oskin

Accessible YA lit. Read it for my YA lit class at Simmons Boston. The narration isn't bad, it's just nothing amazing.

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Natalie Thompson

Great book, was very moving and a bit sad at the end. My daughter really enjoyed it

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