The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander

  • Publication Date: 2014-03-18
  • Category: Family & Relationships
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 369 Ratings)


2015 Newbery Medal Winner
2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller 

"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 dread-locked, 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.

   Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.


  • Great read!

    By Phrenoy
    I am a reluctant reader and I couldn’t put the book down!
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  • Like

    By proiplier
    I really liked the book I teachers people I think you did a really good job at it
  • Want To Cry?!?! Read this book!

    By Belize Warrior
    I can’t even
  • This book is great boiiii

    By skankhunt42 🌚
    It’s goooooooddddd
  • Slam dunk!

    By Cajoro
    I think this book is an emotional rollercoaster. The writing and prose is amazing and engaging. Highly recommend

    By Hipowhg
    This book is so great it made me actually sort of want to read.
  • Great book

    By Tappshoes
    Great and heartfelt shows the great bond between a father, his sons, and the love of basketball. It shows how much parents really live their kids
  • ❤️😭😭😭❤️

    By In in in Instagram
    I loved it but the ending made me cry. Literally.
  • Touching

    By Duckie 2004
    This book is the most touching book I have read and I loved so much how Kwame made it so visual and now this story is in my heart and I know how to handle things like this and it just helped me out in life and in my heart