Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander - - ESSENTIAL

Alexander, Kwame The Crossover, 237 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2014. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears); Violence: PG; Mature Content: PG. 

Josh and Jordan are twins and basketball players.  Their dad played a little pro b-ball, but now coaches his boys from the bleachers. As 7th graders with a great game, they are stars of their team, but now it’s time to start growing up, and that means consequences when rules are broken.  

Told in verse (great verse by the way, it’s like reading rap) this novel reads like a basketball game, fast paced with some unexpected game changers.  An excellent Newbery Medal Winner. 

EL MS - - ESSENTIAL  Lisa Librarian

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