The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander
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12-year-old Josh and his twin Jordan have basketball in their blood. They're kings of the court, star players for their school team. Their father used to be a champion player and
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Children / Young Adults
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The Crossover
Andersen Digital
8 October 2015
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469.7 KB
Children / Young Adults (12-19)
Young Adult Fiction


Winner of Newbery Medal (UK). -- Long-listed for UKLA Book Award 2018 (UK)


The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket . . . swings from moments of swagger-worthy triumph to profound pain.

Author Biography

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28+ books, including The Undefeated, Booked and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the Founding Editor of Versify, an imprint that publishes fiction and poetry for children and young adults.