As the mother of a 12 year-old, I am always searching for books that will pull him away from screens. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is full of contemporary references and realistic family dynamics that leave us all laughing, sighing and crying.
The novel centers around Josh and his twin, Jordan—AKA JB—who are two middle schoolers who play basketball, just like their dad. It’s about basketball, relationships, and coming of age.
It’s written in verse—filling the pages with movement and song, which bring the book to life. Read More