Monday, March 9, 2015


Alexander, Kwame.  Crossover.  Houghton Mifflin  2014  237p  $16.99     ISBN 978-0-544-10771-7  ms/hs Sports      E-BN 

In this unique novel in verse, high-school basketball star Josh Bell raps about his relationship with his twin brother, his parents, and his experiences on the court.  The poems vary from light and funny (about basketball and his brother’s girl friend) to the more serious and touching (his father’s health).  This novel is a must for any middle- or high-school collection that needs more novels in verse or sports books.      
 Summary: Josh Bell raps about his life, including his family and basketball. 

Basketball-Fiction, Family-Fiction, Novels in verse  --Stephanie Pennucci

No comments: