The CrossoverBook - 2014
From Library Staff
archreads Jul 18, 2017
This 2015 Newberry Medalist combines poetry with prose. It tells the story of two 13 year old twin brothers dealing with family relationships, their love of basketball and growing up. It is a wonderful read and would appeal to middle school readers as well as reluctant readers.
kathleen_DCL Mar 14, 2017
Perfectly written story of twin brothers dealing with school, basketball, girls and the importance of family.
Twelve-year-old Josh and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has mad beats, too, and tells his family's story in verse.
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Josh Bell, known as Filthy McNasty to those on the court, is one of top two players on his middle school basketball team. The other player is his twin brother, Jordan. The two are expected to become big stars as their father was an amazing basketball player before he retired, known to his fans as Da Man!
Filthy and Jordan are ready for an epic year on their team, taking them all the way to playoffs, when things are complicated by a new girl, who captures Jordan's eye and their father's heart problems.
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A simple basketball move
in which a player dribbles
the ball quickly
from one hand
to the other.
As in: When done right,
a crossover can break
an opponent's ankles.
As in: Deron William's crossover
is nice, but Allen Iverson's crossover
was so deadly, he could've set up
his own podiatry practice.
As in: Dad taught me
how to give a soft cross first
to see if your opponent falls
then hit 'em
with the hard crossover.
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