El crossover (Crossover Spanish Edition)

El crossover (Crossover Spanish Edition)

By:  Kwame Alexander

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Ganador de la Medalla Newbery · Ganador del Premio Coretta Scott King · New York Times bestseller · 2015 YALSA 2015 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· Kirkus Best Book

“Una hermosa novela medida entre la vida y sus líneas.”—New York Times Book Review 


Un rayo relámpagueando en mis kicks … 

La cancha está QUEMANDO. 


Ya basta de estar temblando. 

Porque esta noche la voyentregando.  


El fenómeno del básquetbol, Josh Bell, y su hermano gemelo, Jordan, son los reyes de la cancha, con esos crossovers inesperados que hacen llorar a los jugadores más duros. Pero cuando Jordan conoce a la nueva chica del colegio, lazos entre los gemelos se empiezan a desanudar. El baloncesto y la hermandad se entrelazan para mostrarles a Josh y Jordan que la vida no viene con un manual de jugadas y que, a veces, el asunto no es ganar. 



Now in Spanish! Winner of the Newbery Medal and CSK Award, and a NYT bestseller. Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse.  


A bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . 

The court is SIZZLING.  

My sweat is DRIZZLING. 

Stop all that quivering. 

Cuz tonight I’m delivering. 


Basketball phenom Josh Bell and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court, with crossovers that make even the toughest ballers cry. But when Jordan meets the new girl in school, the twins’ bond unravels. Basketball and brotherhood intertwine to show Josh and Jordan that life doesn’t come with a playbook and, sometimes, it’s not about winning. 




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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358064725

  • ISBN-10: 0358064724

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: 09/24/2019

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level X

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated.A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch. He's led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded.www.kwamealexander.com Twitter: @kwamealexander Instagram: @kwamealexander  
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    At the top of the key, I’m


    POPping and ROCKING

    Why you BUMPING?

       Why you LOCKING?

    Man, take this THUMPING.

    Be careful though,

    ’cause now I’m CRUNKing




    and my dipping will leave you








    G   on the floor, while I

    SWOOP in

    to the finish with a fierce finger roll . . .

    Straight in the hole:


    Josh Bell

    is my name.

    But Filthy McNasty is my claim to fame.

    Folks call me that

    ’cause my game’s acclaimed,

    so downright dirty, it’ll put you to shame. My hair is long, my height’s tall.

    See, I’m the next Kevin Durant,

    LeBron, and Chris Paul.

    Remember the greats,

    my dad likes to gloat:

    I balled with Magic and the Goat.

    But tricks are for kids, I reply.

    Don’t need your pets

    my game’s so


    Mom says,

    Your dad’s old school,

    like an ol’ Chevette.

    You’re fresh and new,

    like a red Corvette.

    Your game so sweet, it’s a crêpes suzette.

    Each time you play


    If anyone else called me

    fresh and sweet,

    I’d burn mad as a flame.

    But I know she’s only talking about my game.

    See, when I play ball,

    I’m on fire. When I shoot, I inspire.

    The hoop’s for sale, and I’m the buyer.

    How I Got My Nickname

    I’m not that big on jazz music, but Dad is.

    One day we were listening to a CD

    of a musician named Horace Silver, and Dad says,

    Josh, this cat is the real deal.

    Listen to that piano, fast and free,

    Just like you and JB on the court.

    It’s okay, I guess, Dad.


    Boy, you better recognize

    greatness when you hear it.

    Horace Silver is one of the hippest.

    If you shoot half as good as he jams—

    Dad, no one says “hippest” anymore.

    Well, they ought to, ’cause this cat

    is so hip, when he sits down he’s still standing, he says.

    Real funny, Dad.

    You know what, Josh?

    What,  Dad?

    I’m dedicating this next song to you.

    What’s the next song?

    Only the best song,

    the funkiest song

    on Silver’s Paris Blues album:



    At first

    I didn’t like the name

    because so many kids made fun of me

    on the school bus,

    at lunch, in the bathroom.

    Even Mom had jokes.

    It fits you perfectly, Josh, she said:

    You never clean your closet, and

    that bed of yours is always filled

    with cookie crumbs and candy wrappers.

    It’s just plain nasty, son.

    But, as I got older

    and started getting game,

    the name took on a new meaning.

    And even though I wasn’t into

    all that jazz,

    every time I’d score,


    or steal a ball,

    Dad would jump up

    smiling and screamin’,

    That’s my boy out there.

    Keep it funky, Filthy!

    And that made me fee

    real good

    about my nickname.

Available Resources

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358064725

  • ISBN-10: 0358064724

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $14.99

  • Publication Date: 09/24/2019

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level X

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