The Crossover

The Crossover Review

Kwame Alexander's The Crossover is brought to life as a graphic novel with illustrations by Dawud Anyabwile. 

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. ’Cuz tonight I’m delivering," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood—he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it’s all on the line.

See the Bell family in a whole new light through Dawud Anyabwile's illustrations as the brothers' winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.

Title:The Crossover
Edition Language:English

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    The Crossover Reviews

  • Jojo

    This book was awesome! Personally I think that I like it better than the original because you could see the characters and their emotions and you didn't have to imagine them and personally I can make ...

  • Clare Lund

    Incredible graphic novel adaptation of a student favorite! I know this will be another book I just can't keep on the library shelves. Ages 10 and up....

  • Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...*I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review* 3.5/5 Stars Josh and...

  • Emily

    I was very, very curious (and, honestly, excited) to see how a novel-in-verse would be adapted into graphic form. So, while I was reading this, I also read the original so I could check the text for c...

  • Jolene

    Dawud Anyabwile's illustrations are beautiful, so I hate to say it, but I think I missed out by reading the graphic novel rather than the original verse structure. I didn't have a sense of the individ...

  • Bernadette Kearns

    I have a feeling that this graphic novel version will be a big hit with my 6th grade students. The illustrations add another dimension to the story, but I have to admit that I actually missed the clea...

  • Jayden S.

    The Crossover in graphic novel form was by far way better than in poetry form. Even though it is the same story and the same exact events, seeing the pictures of every happening helps you illustrate a...

  • Sam

    4.5Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!I adored Kwame Alexander's The Crossover a few years back. As a person who has very little interest in sports, I loved the way Alexander wove sports and fam...

  • Sandy

    This was fantastic! You could really feel the energy and the emotions in this graphic novel which is an adaptation of the original novel with the same name. I think kids will love this book.This is no...

  • Colleen

    Thank you to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Group and NetGalley for sharing an advance copy of The Crossover (Graphic Novel) by Kwame Alexander in exchange for an honest review of the book. ...