The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (The Crossover Series)
Suggested ages 10 to 12 years
New York Times bestseller - Newbery Medal Winner -Coretta Scott King Honor Award -2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults-2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Publishers Weekly Best Book - School Library Journal Best Book- Kirkus BestBook
A beautifully measured novel of life and line."- The New York Times Book Review
"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," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood-he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line.
As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets a girl, the twins' bond unravels. Told in dynamic verse, this fast and furious middle-grade novel that started it all absolutely bounces with rhythm and bursts with heart."