Rebound (The Crossover Series) (Hardcover)

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Description


From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.   

A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.  

About the Author


Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the prequel to his Newbery-medal winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Other works include Booked, a National Book Award nominee; The Playbook52 Rules to Help You AimShootand Score in this Game of Life; and picture books Out of WonderSurf’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: @kwamealexander
Instagram: @kwamealexander
 

Praise For…


"An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood."—Kirkus, STARRED review

"Librarians who delighted at Crossover’s popularity will be thrilled with this pitch-perfect follow-up...Kwame Alexander is unstoppable."—Booklist, STARRED review

"As in his previous novels in verse, Alexander shows off his expert command of the format, employing staccato breaks with smooth rhymes that mimic the bounce and flow of the sport."—School Library Journal, STARRED review

"A story filled with preteen angst, peer pressure, realistic family dynamics, and first romance is elevated to uncommon heights by a visceral exploration of grief and a search for confidence that pays off in spectacular ways."--Horn Book Magazine, STARRED review

"This book will bounce off of the shelves."—VOYA

"
Alexander's non-rhyming poetry has propulsive, hard-hitting rhythm."—Publishers Weekly

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Even without knowledge of the other titles, readers will find this to be a fully realized family drama that stands on its own merit."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"'
Rebound' grapples with grief and loss, but never buckles under the weight of it...Readers familiar with 'The Crossover' will find themselves smiling as details of Charlie’s early life emerge that give us glimpses of the man and father he will later become; those who haven’t read it will find it a strong and satisfying stand-alone book about grief, love and the power of family." —The New York Times 

"His books pulse with musicality..." -Tina Jordan, The New York Times 
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544868137
ISBN-10: 0544868137
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Crossover Series