The Crossover

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.27 hours)
Product Number: Z08602
Released: Jun 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490627588
Narrator/s: Corey Allen
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Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Review Quotes: "This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships. . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch." --"Kirkus, " starred review "Alexander fully captures Josh's athletic finesse and coming-of-age angst in a mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that will have broad appeal. . . . This will inspire budding players and poets alike." --"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, "starred review "The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket, mixing basketball action with vocabulary-themed poems, newspaper clippings, and Josh's sincere first-person accounts that swing from moments of swagger-worth triumph to profound pain." --"Publishers Weekly, "starred review

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The Crossover
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Product Number:Z08602
Product Number:C03307

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Narrator(s): Corey Allen
Product Number C03307
Released: Jun 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490627571
eBook
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Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Series:
Product Number EB00054703
Released: Mar 18, 2014
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ISBN: #9780544289598
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Narrator(s): Corey Allen
Product Number 3M0593
Released: Jul 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490634524
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Narrator(s): Corey Allen
Product Number 3E0627
Released: Aug 06, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490634531
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Narrator(s): Corey Allen
Product Number 3G0621
Released: Aug 06, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490634548
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Product Number 4T0640
Released: Jul 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490634517
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Kwame Alexander
Product Number 160630
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: #9780544107717

Professional reviews

"AlexanderÕs lyrical free verse and Corey AllenÕs musical narration are as magical a combination as this storyÕs pairing of basketball and poetry. Allen blends rhyming, hip-hop, and jazzy words into a melodic flow. His tones switch like a fast-changing crossover dribble as he narrates from the viewpoint of 13-year-old Jordan Bell, aka ÒFilthy McNasty.Ó Filthy crows with cockiness, taunting his twin brother in a pick-up game, then is immediately meek at his motherÕs stern reminder to clean his filthy room. In one moment Filthy is on the court trash-talking his father, formerly a famous basketball player. Seconds later, heÕs plunged into a life-or-death situation. Allen maintains the tension throughout the sibling rivalry, athletic competition, and sudden tragedy. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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