The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

Can Josh, a basketball player who, as he puts it, is “Always AGITATING / COMBINATING / and ELEVATING his game,” succeed without his twin, Jordan, alongside him?

ISBN: 9780544107717

JLG Release: July 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Sports Middle

Grades 5-8


14 books / $16.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Houghton Mifflin

    Page Count


    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.3, Points: 2

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.6, Points: 7


    Level: 750L

    Awards & Honors

    Top 10 Books for Youth 2014, Sports
    SLJ Best Books 2014, Middle Grade
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books
    PW’s Best Books of 2014, Middle Grade
    Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014
    New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Stories for Older Readers
    2015 Newbery Medal Winner
    2015 Coretta Scott King Honor, Author
    2015 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Honor Book
    YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Top Ten
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Older ReadersVOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2014, Top of the Top Shelf
    VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2014
    2015 CLA Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts
    2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction; Capitol Choices 2015
    ILA Young Adults’ Choices 2015 Reading List
    The Washington Post Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2016



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