The crossover / by Kwame Alexander.

By: Alexander, Kwame [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Crossover: 1.Description: 237 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544107717; 0544107713; 1489858555; 9781489858559; 9780606379755; 0606379754; 9780544935204; 0544935209Subject(s): Bruder | Twins -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Novels in verse | Basketball stories | Twins -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Boys & Men | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Parents | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Siblings | JUVENILE FICTION -- Health & Daily Living -- Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries | JUVENILE FICTION -- School & Education | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Death & Dying | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Emotions & Feelings | JUVENILE FICTION -- Sports & Recreation -- Basketball | JUVENILE FICTION -- Stories in VerseGenre/Form: Basketball stories. | Novels in verse. | Novels in verse -- Juvenile. | Basketball stories -- Juvenile. | John Newbery Medal book award: Winner -- 2015. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Bildungsromans. | Novels in verse. | Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.5.A44 | Cr 2014Other classification: JUV032020 | JUV013070 | JUV013060 | JUV015020
Contents:
Warm-up: Dribbling -- Josh Bell -- How I got my nickname -- At first -- Filthy McNasty -- Jordan Bell -- On the way to the game -- Five reasons I have locks -- Mom tells Dad -- Conversation -- Basketball rule #1. -- First quarter: JB and I -- At the end of warm-ups, my brother tries to dunk -- The sportscaster -- Josh's play-by-play -- Crossover -- The show -- The bet, part one -- Ode to my hair -- The bet, part two -- The game is tied -- In the locker room -- Cut -- Calamity -- Mom doesn't like us eating out -- Missing -- The inside of Mom and Dad's bedroom closet -- Patella tendinitis -- Sundays after church -- Basketball rule #2 -- Girls -- While Vondie and JB -- Pulchritudinous -- Practice -- Walking home -- Man to man -- After dinner -- After we win -- Dad takes us to Krispy Kreme and tells us his favorite story (again) -- Basketball rule #3 -- Josh's play-by-play [two] -- The new girl -- I missed three free throws tonight -- Basketball rule #4 -- Having a mother -- Mom shouts -- Hypertension -- To fall asleep -- Why we only ate salad for Thanksgiving -- How do you spell trouble? -- Bad news -- Gym class. -- Second quarter: Conversation -- Conversation [two] -- Basketball rule #5 -- Showoff -- Out of control -- Mom calls me into the kitchen -- 35-18 -- Too good -- I'm on free throw number twenty-seven -- He probably -- t Ironic -- This is Alexis, may I please speak to Jordan? -- Phone conversation (I sub for JB) -- JB and I -- Boy walks into a room -- At practice -- Second-person -- Third wheel -- Tipping point -- The main reason I can't sleep -- Surprised -- Conversation -- Game time, 6:00 p.m. -- This is my second year -- Basketball rule #6 -- Josh's play-by-play [three] -- Before. -- Third quarter: After -- Suspension -- Churlish -- This week, I -- Basketball rule #7 -- The nosebleed section -- Fast break -- Storm -- The next morning -- Profusely -- Article #1 in the Daily News (December 14) -- Mostly everyone -- Final Jeopardy -- Dear Jordan -- I don't know -- No pizza and fries -- Even Vondie -- Uh-oh -- I run into Dad's room -- Behind closed doors -- The girl who stole my brother -- Things I learn at dinner -- Dishes -- Coach's talk before the game -- Text messages from Mom, part one -- The second half -- Tomorrow is the last day of school before Christmas vacation -- Coach comes over -- Estranged -- School's out -- The phone rings -- Basketball rule #8 -- When we get to the court -- At noon, in the gym, with Dad. -- Fourth quarter: The doctor pats Jordan and me on the back and says -- Myocardial infarction -- Okay, Dad -- Mom, since you asked, I'll tell you why I'm so angry -- Text messages from Vondie -- On Christmas Eve -- Santa Clause stops by -- }t Questions -- Tanka for language arts class -- I don't think I'll ever get used to -- Basketball rule #9 -- As we're about to leave for the final game -- During warm-ups -- Text messages from Mom, part two -- For Dad -- The last shot. -- Overtime: Article #2 in the Daily News (January 14) -- Where do we go from here? -- Starless -- Basketball rule #10 -- There are so many friends -- Free throws.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2015 | Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2015Summary: "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 basketball phenom Josh Bell. Thanks to his dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court, with crossovers that make even the toughest ballers cry. But Josh has more than hoops in his blood. He's got a river of rhymes flowing through him - a sick flow that helps him find his rhythm when everything's on the line. As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets the new girl in school, the twins' tight-knit bond unravels. IN this heartfelt novel, basketball and brotherhood intertwine to show Josh and Jordan that life doesn't come with a playbook and, sometimes, it's not about winning. -- From dust jacket.
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Warm-up: Dribbling -- Josh Bell -- How I got my nickname -- At first -- Filthy McNasty -- Jordan Bell -- On the way to the game -- Five reasons I have locks -- Mom tells Dad -- Conversation -- Basketball rule #1. -- First quarter: JB and I -- At the end of warm-ups, my brother tries to dunk -- The sportscaster -- Josh's play-by-play -- Crossover -- The show -- The bet, part one -- Ode to my hair -- The bet, part two -- The game is tied -- In the locker room -- Cut -- Calamity -- Mom doesn't like us eating out -- Missing -- The inside of Mom and Dad's bedroom closet -- Patella tendinitis -- Sundays after church -- Basketball rule #2 -- Girls -- While Vondie and JB -- Pulchritudinous -- Practice -- Walking home -- Man to man -- After dinner -- After we win -- Dad takes us to Krispy Kreme and tells us his favorite story (again) -- Basketball rule #3 -- Josh's play-by-play [two] -- The new girl -- I missed three free throws tonight -- Basketball rule #4 -- Having a mother -- Mom shouts -- Hypertension -- To fall asleep -- Why we only ate salad for Thanksgiving -- How do you spell trouble? -- Bad news -- Gym class. -- Second quarter: Conversation -- Conversation [two] -- Basketball rule #5 -- Showoff -- Out of control -- Mom calls me into the kitchen -- 35-18 -- Too good -- I'm on free throw number twenty-seven -- He probably -- t Ironic -- This is Alexis, may I please speak to Jordan? -- Phone conversation (I sub for JB) -- JB and I -- Boy walks into a room -- At practice -- Second-person -- Third wheel -- Tipping point -- The main reason I can't sleep -- Surprised -- Conversation -- Game time, 6:00 p.m. -- This is my second year -- Basketball rule #6 -- Josh's play-by-play [three] -- Before. -- Third quarter: After -- Suspension -- Churlish -- This week, I -- Basketball rule #7 -- The nosebleed section -- Fast break -- Storm -- The next morning -- Profusely -- Article #1 in the Daily News (December 14) -- Mostly everyone -- Final Jeopardy -- Dear Jordan -- I don't know -- No pizza and fries -- Even Vondie -- Uh-oh -- I run into Dad's room -- Behind closed doors -- The girl who stole my brother -- Things I learn at dinner -- Dishes -- Coach's talk before the game -- Text messages from Mom, part one -- The second half -- Tomorrow is the last day of school before Christmas vacation -- Coach comes over -- Estranged -- School's out -- The phone rings -- Basketball rule #8 -- When we get to the court -- At noon, in the gym, with Dad. -- Fourth quarter: The doctor pats Jordan and me on the back and says -- Myocardial infarction -- Okay, Dad -- Mom, since you asked, I'll tell you why I'm so angry -- Text messages from Vondie -- On Christmas Eve -- Santa Clause stops by -- }t Questions -- Tanka for language arts class -- I don't think I'll ever get used to -- Basketball rule #9 -- As we're about to leave for the final game -- During warm-ups -- Text messages from Mom, part two -- For Dad -- The last shot. -- Overtime: Article #2 in the Daily News (January 14) -- Where do we go from here? -- Starless -- Basketball rule #10 -- There are so many friends -- Free throws.

"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 basketball phenom Josh Bell. Thanks to his dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court, with crossovers that make even the toughest ballers cry. But Josh has more than hoops in his blood. He's got a river of rhymes flowing through him - a sick flow that helps him find his rhythm when everything's on the line. As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets the new girl in school, the twins' tight-knit bond unravels. IN this heartfelt novel, basketball and brotherhood intertwine to show Josh and Jordan that life doesn't come with a playbook and, sometimes, it's not about winning. -- From dust jacket.

750L Lexile.

Text in English.

Newbery Medal, 2015

Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2015

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Everything seems to be going right for Josh "Filthy McNasty" Bell. His life has always been defined by two things: being a twin and being a great basketball player. When his brother Jordan gets a girlfriend, the boys' relationship becomes strained. To make matters worse, Josh is suspended from the team, and their father's health starts going downhill. With his life falling apart, Josh starts doing a lot of soul searching and wondering if there is more to life than basketball. Narrator Corey Allen brings a unique dimension to Alexander's (He Said, She Said) tale. Although Allen's poetic pace takes a little getting used to, his intonation gives realistic, unique dimension to the voice of a teenage boy. Other voices are easily distinguished and seem fitting. The plot, though relatively simple, is well developed and full of energy. Jazz, reading, hip-hop, and school life are blended together with finesse and engage the listener. Avid and reluctant readers who like sports, coming-of-age stories, and realistic fiction will enjoy listening to this work.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Library, Salt Lake City, UT (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, speaker, and performer. His books include And Then You Know: New and Selected Poems, Crush: Love Poems, Family Pictures: Poems and Photographs Celebrating Our Loved Ones, and Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. He won the 2015 John Newbery Medal for his bestselling novel The Crossover. Since 2006, his Book-in-a-Day writing and publishing program has created more than 2500 student authors in 50 schools across the U.S., and in Canada and the Caribbean.

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