The Crossover (Graphic Novel)

The Crossover (Graphic Novel)

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Overview

Kwame Alexander’s New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal–winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile.
 
New York Times Bestseller · Newbery Medal Winner · Coretta Scott King Honor Award · 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults · 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers · Publishers Weekly Best Book · School Library Journal Best Book · KirkusReviews Best Book
 
“A beautifully measured novel of life and line.” — New York Tim es Book Review
 
The Crossover is now a graphic novel!
 
“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 dynamic illustrations as the brothers’ winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328575494
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Series: Crossover Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 18,754
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: GN670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of twenty-eight books, including Rebound, the prequel to his Newbery Medal[en dash]winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Other works include Booked, a National Book Award nominee; The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life; and picture books Out of Wonder,Surf’s Up, and The Undefeated. The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, the cofounding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and the founding editor of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. The recipient of the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award, Kwame lives with his family in Virginia. www.kwamealexander.com.
Twitter and Instagram: @kwamealexander

Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy Award winning artist, illustrator and co-creator of the groundbreaking comic book series Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline. Anyabwile has worked with companies such as Cartoon Network, Turner Studios, NBA TV, Nickelodeon,  and many others as a character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator, and concept artist. Anyabwile illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times best selling novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anyabwile now volunteers, teaches art classes to young students, and gives lectures when he isn't working on his art.
Instagram: @brotehrmancomix

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The Crossover (Graphic Novel) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Readingjunky 3 months ago
Author Kwame Alexander has teamed up with Dawud Anyabwile to create the graphic novel version of his well-known THE CROSSOVER. The original text is combined with action-packed graphics that enhance the story for Alexander's fans. Twins Josh and JR Bell are seventh graders who have inherited their Euroleague champion father's basketball skills. Josh is all about the game especially his ability to thrill the audience with his fabulous dunking skill. Although his brother JR is a skilled player as well, his attention has been focused elsewhere lately. JR has discovered girls. Namely, one girl in particular, and their budding romance is an irritation for Josh. Alexis has distracted JR from his brother, prepping for the game, and even his school work. Josh's anger is building toward his brother and may threaten the team's performance. Another distraction for both the brothers is their father's health. The former basketball star suffers from hypertension and recently the chest pains that usually accompany heart disease. Fearful of hospitals and doctors since his own father's death, ignoring his symptoms may be leading to serious consequences. Fans of Kwame Alexander will love this graphic novel version of THE CROSSOVER. It also helps make reading Alexander's work more accessible for less experienced readers. Pick up a copy today!
LibraryTeacher 5 months ago
The graphic novel version of The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a title that I have been excited about since I first heard about it! I can say that the graphic novel does not disappoint. The illustrations help the reader gain additional insight into the character of Josh Bell. The contrast between orange, black, and white really makes the images stand out. Some of the pages contain more text than others, but overall there is a great balance between text and illustrations. The text of the graphic novel remains true to the original novel in verse. I appreciate the way that higher level vocabulary is included in the text. The words are often defined and then used again in multiple sentences so that readers can gain a better understanding of the term. Conversely, there is also a good amount of "trash talking" between the narrator and his brother as they play basketball, make bets, and simply live life. I think that the balance will keep readers entertained while still providing opportunities to learn new words. I believe that fans of the novel will also enjoy the graphic novel. At the same time, the graphic novel may encourage new readers to pick up the novel. I work as a middle school librarian and acquired a copy of The Crossover novel at the end of last school year, but have not been able to successfully encourage kids to pick it up yet. I will definitely be acquiring this graphic novel because I KNOW that it will circulate well (all my graphic novels do) and I hope that it will encourage students to pick up some of Kwame Alexander's novels. I received a sample copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. #TheCrossoverGraphicNovel #NetGalley
Anonymous 5 months ago
I had not read the original version of The Crossover, so this was my first introduction to the Bell family. And what an introduction it was! The characters are wonderful and the story is brought to life by the wonderful illustrations. I can't imagine reading this book without them! Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.