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The Crossover
Contributor(s): Alexander, Kwame (Author), Anyabwile, Dawud (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0544107713     ISBN-13: 9780544107717
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2014

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Basketball
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Parents
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2013013810
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 750(Not Available)
Series: Crossover
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.6" W x 8.7" (0.75 lbs) 240 pages
- Topical - Family
- Seasonal - Winter
- Sex & Gender - Boy's Interest
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
- Topical - Inspiration
- Event - Winter
- Topical - Boy's Interest
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Nominee, Grades 6-8, 2016
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2016
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, Nominee, Grades 6-8, 2016
Black-Eyed Susan Award, Nominee, Grades 6-9, 2015
Texas Lone Star Reading List, Commended, Young Adult, 2015
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Ten to Fourteen, 2015
Nene Award, Nominee, Children's Fiction, 2016
Newbery Medal, Winner, Children's, 2015
Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Author, 2015
Cybils, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction, 2014
Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Honor Book, Children's Fiction, 2015
Review Citations: Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2014 - Book Of Special Distinction
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2014
Publishers Weekly 01/20/2014
School Library Journal 03/01/2014 pg. 132
Booklist 03/15/2014 pg. 74
Shelf Awareness 03/21/2014
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2014 pg. 789
New York Times Book Review 05/11/2014 pg. 21
Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2014 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
PW Best Children's Books 11/03/2014 pg. 42
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books 11/15/2014 pg. 77
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/01/2014 pg. 71
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2014 pg. 23
Shelf Awareness 12/12/2014
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 - Superior,Well Above Average
BookPage 04/01/2014
New York Times Book Review 05/31/2015 pg. 48
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 164734
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
In this Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel in verse, twelve-year-old twins and basketball stars Josh and Jordan Bell must learn to deal with problems on and off the court as they navigate homework, first crushes, family and, of course, basketball.

"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.

Contributor Bio(s): Alexander, Kwame: -

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated.

A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch. He's led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded.

Twitter: @kwamealexander
Instagram: @kwamealexander

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