The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is the well deserved winner of the 2015 Newbery Award. Wow, what a great book! Told in poetry that is bold and powerful, this book sings! The author tells the story of twin brothers who are basketball stars on their school team. Lots of fast action on the court will thrill basketball fans. The book goes deeper than basketball, because what is happening on the court reflects the complications of life off court. Drive toward the hoop with this heart hammering winner of a book. I finished it in a single reading. Could not put it down!
Reviewed by Mrs. Castro