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(E–pub) The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Want to see bookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel I received an e copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 355 Stars Josh and Jordan Bell are twelve year old twin brothers Their father was a semi ro basketball layer nicknamed Da Man He assed down his basketball knowledge to his boys also talented up and coming layers As the boys grow up Jordan s eyes stray away from basketball and move towards a girl leaving Josh feeling left out and abandoned Thei 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 clean look of the verse and white space 45 Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARCI adored Kwame Alexander s The Crossover a few years back As a erson who has very little interest in sports I loved the way Alexander wove sports and family together through his beautiful The Elephants Journey poems I loved the Bell family I loved Josh s narration and there was also something about the twists and turns in Alexander srose that just had me completely head over heelsThis graphic novel version of The Crossover may even be better than the original Having Dawud Anyabwile s gorgeous illustrations accompany Alexander s Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' poetry ishenomenal I felt like Anyabwile s artwork really showcased the heart and soul of the Bell family s trials and tribulations in such a way where it connected to the text erfectly I loved the artwork and how Josh and Jordan were designed and I loved the attention to detail throughout The Crossover is still a wonderful and owerful story about family A lot of what Alexander s words stated in 2014 are just as true in 2019 This edition boasts amazing artwork to accompany Alexander s beautiful words and is a great addition to anyone s graphic novel collection or just for anyone who loves story about family and the turbulence than comes with being a art of one 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 Dawud Anyabwile s illustrations are beautiful. 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 uivering?.

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 individual oems of where they started and ended and how they look on the The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry page so I think some of the meaning was lostIn any case this is a compelling story about being a teammate and a brother It s a go to recommendation for students who don t consider themselves readers especially if theylay sports They always want to go on to the seuel What can you ask for from a YA read I cry everytime I read this book Now in graphic novel format I still cry This book was awesome Personally I think that I like it better than the original because you could see the characters and their emotions and you didn t have to imagine them and StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story personally I can make better connections witheople in the book if I can see them I also really like a graphic novel so the style of the book was amazing I would recommend this book to anyone who has read crossover its 218 It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life pages and a uick read 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 changes As far as I can tell the only change is that a reference to a girl s butt being big became a reference to her mouth being big I don t uite understand why that change was made but okay Other than that all of theoems were rendered faithfully in the spaces between drawings This wasn t a traditionally Lignin Biodegradation paneled graphic novel but it was still clearly a graphic novel and not an illustrated edition I really loved the energy of the artwork the use of color orange shades of black and blankaper was wonderful My big negative was how much I missed the creative use of formatting and blank space in the original book I don t think it would have been Pure Chance possible to recreate all the formatting and the artwork kind of takes over the work that the formatting did but it s not the same and it upset me a little Format is really important tooetry and I just missed it is allStill gorgeous The Crossover in graphic novel form was by ?’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 than basketball in his blood he's got mad beats too which help.

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Ar way better than in The Lady and the Lionheart poetry form Even though it is the same story and the same exact events seeing theictures of every happening helps you illustrate a better icture in your mind and see how the characters fit their descriptions I loved this book the same as the revious Crossover content wise and still would recommend it to anyone especially for eople who are basketball lovers and know the game well It has a great lot and never makes you bored or lose interest Definitely a 10 out of 10 This was fantastic You could really feel the energy and the emotions in this graphic novel which is an adaptation of the original novel with the same name I think kids will love this bookThis is not your typical graphic novel with text boxes this graphic novel s illustrations and text fill up the entire Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church page Whether theage includes one illustration or four it is the exact amount that is needed to get the A (kinda) Country Christmas point across With varying sizes of text you will find yourself catching the rhythm of the book as the story unravels Using only shades of orange black and white throughout the book it s amazing how captive you will become to Josh s storyYou see they were twins Josh and Jordan Great basketballlayers who did a lot together Their father was a legend on the court many years ago Lately though Jordan s eyes have not been on the ball so much His eyes are on a girl and Josh feels ignoredleft outabandoned Josh wants his father to intervene but his father won t Dad has some health issues that mom has been riding him on but dad says he s fine I love the word lay this couple speaks to one another You can feel the energy soaring through the ages the ain that s growing inside of Josh and witness the relationship that s building between Jordan and his new friend The words were carefully chosen they fit they fit like a glove to make this graphic novel ulse Then he does it Josh unleashes his frustration and I hope that he feels better because everyone else doesn t He s done harm then good and the repercussions of his anger he s National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 paid arice for it Excellent graphic novel Very owerful and is one that is definitely worth reading. 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 chan.

Kwame Alexander is a poet educator and New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books including The Crossover which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Passaic Poetry Prize Kwame writes for children

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