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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

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The Crossover 
by Kwame Alexander

Told in verse, this basketball tale is reminiscent of stories from the Barber brothers.  However, in this case, the brothers have a rivalry that turns ugly.  Josh and Jordan are twins that are phenoms on the court.  All Josh needs is his twin and the court, but when Jordan falls in love, Josh feels an unexpected resentment.  'Sweet Tea' is the Yoko Ono to these brothers' bond.  It will take tragedy and a healthy dose of growing-up-quick to bring these brothers back together, but will it mean saying good-bye to basketball?

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