The Crossover, Kwame Alexander
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The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander

Series: Crossover #1

Narrator: Corey Allen

Unabridged: 2 hr 16 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 06/26/2014

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Family - Parents

Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Review Quotes: 'This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships. . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch.' --'Kirkus, ' starred review 'Alexander fully captures Josh's athletic finesse and coming-of-age angst in a mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that will have broad appeal. . . . This will inspire budding players and poets alike.' --'Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 'starred review '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-worth triumph to profound pain.' --'Publishers Weekly, 'starred review

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