The Crossover

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander's The Crossover is brought to life as a graphic novel with illustrations by Dawud Anyabwile. 

"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 illustrations as the brothers' winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.

Title:The Crossover
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781328960016
Format Type:

    The Crossover Reviews

  • Jolene

    Dawud Anyabwile's illustrations are beautiful, so I hate to say it, but I think I missed out by reading the graphic novel rather than the original verse structure. I didn't have a sense of the individ...

  • Clare Lund

    Incredible graphic novel adaptation of a student favorite! I know this will be another book I just can't keep on the library shelves. Ages 10 and up....

  • Bernadette Kearns

    I have a feeling that this graphic novel version will be a big hit with my 6th grade students. The illustrations add another dimension to the story, but I have to admit that I actually missed the clea...

  • Emily

    I was very, very curious (and, honestly, excited) to see how a novel-in-verse would be adapted into graphic form. So, while I was reading this, I also read the original so I could check the text for c...

  • Sam

    4.5Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!I adored Kwame Alexander's The Crossover a few years back. As a person who has very little interest in sports, I loved the way Alexander wove sports and fam...

  • Colleen

    Thank you to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Group and NetGalley for sharing an advance copy of The Crossover (Graphic Novel) by Kwame Alexander in exchange for an honest review of the book. ...

  • KSS

    The ending wrecckkeddd me!I didn't think it was gonna be like that! How could you do that to us, Mr. Alexander???Also, I tried to read this book in it's original verse form. But I just couldn't get th...

  • Renata

    I loved the original Crossover but this graphic novel adaptation is also wonderful! The art is so bold and I LOVE the way the lettering plays with size/shape/placement of words to really capture the r...

  • Diana Parker

    This is an awesome book!...

  • Jon

    An excellent story made even better....