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The crossover

by Alexander, Kwame,

Format: Large Print 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books FICTION Alexander CL10655
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
Call Number  FICTION Alexander CL10655
 
 
Summary
A New York Times BestsellerA Newbery Medal WinnerA Coretta Scott King Honor Award WinnerA Publishers Weekly Best BookA School Library Journal Best BookAn ALA Best Book"The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh. He and twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. Josh has basketball in his blood, but he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Bell twins are stars on the basketball court and comrades in life. While there are some differences Josh shaves his head and Jordan loves his locks both twins adhere to the Bell basketball rules: In this game of life, your family is the court, and the ball is your heart. With a former professional basketball player dad and an assistant principal mom, there is an intensely strong home front supporting sports and education in equal measures. When life intervenes in the form of a hot new girl, the balance shifts and growing apart proves painful. An accomplished author and poet, Alexander eloquently mashes up concrete poetry, hip-hop, a love of jazz, and a thriving family bond. The effect is poetry in motion. It is a rare verse novel that is fundamentally poetic rather than using this writing trend as a device. There is also a quirky vocabulary element that adds a fun intellectual note to the narrative. This may be just the right book for those hard-to-match youth who live for sports or music or both.--Bush, Gail Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Josh Bell, known on and off the court by the nickname Filthy McNasty, doesn't lack self-confidence, but neither does he lack the skills to back up his own mental in-game commentary: "I rise like a Learjet-/ seventh-graders aren't supposed to dunk./ But guess what?/ I snatch the ball out of the air and/ SLAM!/ YAM! IN YOUR MUG!" Josh is sure that he and his twin brother, JB, are going pro, following in the footsteps of their father, who played professional ball in Europe. But Alexander (He Said, She Said) drops hints that Josh's trajectory may be headed back toward Earth: his relationship with JB is strained by a new girl at school, and the boys' father health is in increasingly shaky territory. 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-worthy triumph to profound pain. This verse novel delivers a real emotional punch before the final buzzer. Ages 9-12. Agent: East West Literary Agency. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print mini-collections.
Subjects Twins -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Sports fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2018
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 273 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432849801
1432849808
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