The Crossover Tie-in Edition

by Kwame Alexander

On Sale: 02/14/2023

The Crossover Tie-in Edition

by Kwame Alexander

illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

On Sale: 02/14/2023


Texas Lone Star Reading List

Newbery Medal

Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Oklahoma)

School Library Journal Best Book

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (Illinois)

Nene Award (Hawaii)

Kirkus Reviews Best Books

About the Book

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning middle grade bestseller! Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse.

"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 dreadlocked, 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.

Streaming series coming soon on Disney+, with executive producers including NBA great LeBron James!

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063289604
  • ISBN 10: 0063289601
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 02/14/2023
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball

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