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Rebound

by Alexander, Kwame,

Format: Large Print 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books j FICTION Alexander CL10795
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Alexander CL10795
 
 
Summary
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Newbery Award-winning AuthorThe Crossover Series A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past. Grades 5-7 |Age 10-12 |Lexile 780
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* It's the end of the school year in 1988, and Charlie Bell is flattened by the death of his father. Charlie tries to hide in the pages of his comic book collection, much to his mother's despair. Finally she ships him off to stay with his grandparents for the summer. At first it's just a fresh form of misery, as Charlie's acidic grandfather goads him into physical activity in the stifling heat. Then his cousin Roxie coaxes him onto the basketball court. It's the combination of family, friends, and mad new skills that finally help Charlie begin to rebound from his father's death. Charlie Bell is the father of twins Jordan and Josh Bell, stars of Alexander's Newbery Medal-winning novel Crossover (2014). Fans of Crossover will remember that Chuck Da Man Bell played professional basketball, and they'll be intrigued by his initial resistance to learning the game. But this is an Alexander production, so the plot, as rich and satisfying as it is, is outdazzled by the brilliance of wordplay and syntax. There is a rhythm to each page, whether it's the snappy give-and-take of dialogue, the throbbing of Charlie's bottomless melancholy, or the rushing excitement of a basketball game. In addition, comics-style illustrations by Emmy-­winning artist Anyabwile bring Charlie's fantasies of basketball glory to life. Librarians who delighted at Crossover's popularity will be thrilled with this pitch-perfect follow-up. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Alexander is unstoppable, and his fans will be too. Have extra copies at the ready.--Colson, Diane Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print mini-collections.
Subjects Basketball stories.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Jazz -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Sports fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2019
Contributors Anyabwile, Dawud, 1965- illustrator.
Language English
Description 493 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432861988
1432861980
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