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El crossover. #1 / por Kwame Alexander ; traducción de Juan Felipe Herrera.

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Herrera, Juan Felipe, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J ALE (Text) 33500013216049 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J ALE (Text) 33500013216056 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358064725
  • ISBN: 0358064724
  • ISBN: 9780358064732
  • ISBN: 0358064732
  • Physical Description: 249 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: The crossover.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Awards Note:
Newberry Medal winner: 2015
Coretta Scott King Author Honor book: 2015

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Twins Josh and Jordan Bell are both talented basketball players, encouraged by their parents on and off the court. Their father, once a European basketball star, now spends his time giving the twins advice about the game, as well as life. As they navigate middle school, Jordan grows more interested in girls, and the brothers begin to drift apart. Josh discovers that his father is hiding something that, when finally brought to the surface, threatens to change their lives forever. As Josh and Jordan face the all-too-real possibility of life without their father, he urges them never to forget that family is the court and your heart is the ball. Written in verse that ebbs and flows between explosive and calm, filled with humor and heartbreak, this lovely Spanish translation of the Newbery Medal–winning novel is sure to inspire a new group of young readers, all while teaching them about life, loss, and basketball. Highly recommended for Spanish middle-grade and young-adult collections. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker and performer. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high schools, often reaching more than 500 students monthly. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit his website at

Subject: Novels in verse.
Basketball stories.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Basketball > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Spanish language materials.
Baloncesto > Novela juvenil.
Mellizas > Novela juvenil.
Hermanos (Varones) > Novela juvenil.
Padres e hijos > Novela juvenil.
Afronorteamericanos > Novela juvenil.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings.
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball.
JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying.
African Americans.
Basketball stories.
Fathers and sons.
Novels in verse.
Genre: Young adult works.
Sports fiction.
Novels in verse.
Juvenile works.
Basketball stories.
Basketball stories.
Young adult fiction.
Novelas en versos.
Novels in verse.
Sports fiction.
Cuentos de deportes.

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