The Crossover


Josh Hall, aka Filthy McNasty, lives for the court. From his trainers to his trademark locks, Josh is slick and keen, a product of years of practice with his twin brother, and instruction from their father, a former professional basketball player.

As the competition heats up, so does Josh’s relationship with his brother, whose focus shifts from the court, to a girl, while their father averts his gaze from his health….

‘The Crossover’ is a skilled, riveting read of growing up, and facing truths beyond reputations and ball skills. Kwame Alexander is an heroic writer, inspiring and articulate. I recommend to boys especially, yet readers looking for something unique, moving and real.


The Crossover

Kwame Alexander

(Andersen Press)

‘The Crossover‘ is a stirring novel in verse of family, growing up and apart, loyalty, and taking responsibility. We recommend this title highly to our readers.

Winner of the Newbery Medal.


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