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The Crossover

Audiobook
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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Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781490627588
  • File size: 65494 KB
  • Release date: July 11, 2014
  • Duration: 02:16:26

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781490627588
  • File size: 65503 KB
  • Release date: July 11, 2014
  • Duration: 02:16:26
  • Number of parts: 2

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:750
Text Difficulty:3-4

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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