February 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander. Houghton Harcourt.

Gr 6 Up–Employing the staccato rhythms of the basketball court, this novel in verse paints a portrait of twin brothers and star athletes Josh and Jordan. Alexander’s words push, pull, and pulse across the page as readers identify with Josh’s jealousy over his brother’s first girlfriend. More than sports fiction, more than a tale of sibling rivalry, this is a story about forgiveness, resilience, and family.