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  • The Crossover

  • By: Kwame Alexander
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

"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," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediate Connections

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

Immediate Connections

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-16

What did you love best about The Crossover?

Kwame Alexander tells a timeless story and captures a new audience using an unlikely format--poetry. In fact, it is Alexander's genius use of multiple poetic styles that makes what could have been a ho-hum plot line a riveting and personal encounter with a family dealing with modern day issues: coming-of-age, family health, and trust. This book leaves you wishing for more of everything it offers.

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