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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as listeners get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping basketball star his sons look up to. 

A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm listeners have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

©2018 Kwame Alexander (P)2018 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Young Charlie has just lost his father, and narrator Ron Butler clearly conveys his anger and vulnerability.... Butler mainly focuses on depicting Charlie's emotional growth in this story... Butler also gives meaningful portrayals of the minor characters who influence Charlie. Overall, Butler's effective pauses respect the author's poetic form. The last bit of the book shifts into a surprise ending that will delight fans of the earlier novel." (AudioFile)

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A really good book, even though it was short. It made me think about my childhood, family, and my adult life. A must read.

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Amazing!!

Rebound is officially my favorite book. I recommend reading Crossover first though. It fits in to Crossover like a puzzle piece. Chuck Bell is the perfect character for this book, and all of the characters were very different. The ending made me cry, knowing what happened to Chuck Bell in Crossover. To make this review brief, I say that it is awesome, and to find out more read this book.