By Kwame Alexander
Illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

From the award-winning author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the prequel to the New York Times-bestselling follow-up to The Crossover. Follow Charlie as his life changes over one incredible summer where he discovers basketball, first love an

LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL ‘Hoop kings SOAR in kicks with wings. Game so sweet it’s like bee stings.’ It's 1988. Charlie Bell is still mourning his father, and struggling to figure out how he feels for his best (girl) friend, CJ. When he gets into trouble one too many times, he's packed off to stay with his grandparents for the summer. There his cousin Roxie introduces him to a whole new world: basketball. A legend on the courts is born. But can Charlie resist when trouble comes knocking once again? From the New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about basketball, family and staying true to yourself. A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and follow-up to Booked, highly commended for the CLiPPA prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. With comic-book illustrations from award-winning graphic novel artist Dawud Anyabwile.

  • Prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal
  • Booked was highly commended for the CliPPA, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and included in the Booktrust 'Future Classics' 2017 school library pack, and the NLT 'Primary Stars' 2018 school book box
  • Supported by a pre-publication tour in the UK by Kwame Alexander

About the author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book Author Biography, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high schools, often reaching more than five hundred students monthly. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Washington, D.C., area. Visit his website at

About the illustrator

Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy award-winning Artist Biography, Illustrator Biography and co-creator of the comic book series, Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline. He has worked for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon as a character designer and storyboard Artist Biography, and as an Illustrator Biography for several publishers. When Dawud is not working on his illustrations, he is busy volunteering and teaching art classes.

ISBN: 9781783447206
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 5, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 416pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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