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The Crossover

By Kwame Alexander

A powerful novel in verse about twin brothers who are rivals both on and off the basketball court. Winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award.

‘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’ 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 they each want nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh’s bond with his brother. In this heartfelt novel in verse, the boys find that life doesn’t come with a play-book and it's not all about winning.

  • A powerful novel in verse that will particularly appeal to sport-mad teenagers
  • The lively, hip-hop influenced writing makes this acclaimed novel current, cool and inspiring for reluctant readers
  • 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

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 www.kwamealexander.com.

ISBN: 9781783443673
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 8, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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