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Crossover reviewed by Daniel Waggoner

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Age Range: 10 – 13 years; Grade Level 5 – 7

240 pages

Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers


“..The court is sizzling… ‘cos my sweat is drizzling..”

I realized that this book is a deep story about a father that played in the Italian league.  He was famous. It’s a story of both his sons growing up. One son gets a girlfriend; the other son feels left out.  He becomes temperamental, stops playing basketball, and starts to skip school.  Things get complicated when the father develops heart problems.  The ending of the book is totally unexpected, and you will have to read it to find out.

I really liked this book!