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2019 One Book for Teens Selection: "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander

"The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander, the 2019 One Book for Teens selection
"The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander, the 2019 One Book for Teens selection

2019 One Book for Teens Selection: "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander

This coming-of-age novel is written in a mix of dynamic free verse and hip hop poetry. It tells the story of two basketball-playing brothers and their family. As their winning season unfolds, things begin to change. When Jordan meets a girl, the twins’ bond unravels. A great read for middle-grade students novel, especially reluctant readers, that bounces with rhythm and bursts with heart.

New York Times bestseller, Newbery Medal Winner, Coretta Scott King Honor Award 2015, YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Publishers Weekly Best Book, School Library Journal Best Book, Kirkus Best Book