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The Crossover
Kwame Alexander

In this novel about family relations, loss and growing up written entirely in verse, 12-year-old Josh and his twin brother Jordan ‘JB’ live for basketball. That is why they are the star players of their school’s team, the Wildcats. Still, there is a hardship on and off the court for Josh to overcome: being trained by their father, himself a celebrity, his mother fussing about healthy eating for the family and then his brother falling hopelessly in love, too. Josh will have to realize that winning is not always the ultimate goal when he losses his father to a heart attack…

This text is suitable for an interdisciplinary teaching project with the subject of Sports.

/ · · 2014

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Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2019. 256 pp., ISBN 9780544935204

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