|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 36 Libraries 43 of 84 copies|
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.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
|Publisher|| Boston :2014
Newbery Medal, 2015
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2015
237 pages ; 22 cm