The CrossoverBook - 2014
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Identical twins Josh and Jordan couldn’t be more different – even on the basketball court where they both shine thanks to their dad’s pro ball experience – but their bond of brotherhood has always been strong. When a new beauty starts school, both boys fall head over heels, but she's only got eyes for one. Will this new interest break their bond? Basketball, girls and family abound in The… (more)
Yes, basketball and reading can, and do, go together! Not only are there many teen books about basketball and basketball players, there are also some organizations that encourage both sports and literature together. Wade's World Foundation: "Every Child Deserves a Shot" Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade worked to create this foundation to encourage literacy and to give back to his community.… (more)
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Fourteen-year-old identical twins Josh and Jordan are total opposites but as close as can be - until a new girl enters the picture.
Identical twins Josh and Jordan couldn’t be more different – even on the basketball court where they both shine thanks to their dad’s pro ball experience – but their bond of brotherhood has always been strong. Will the “pulchritudinous” new girl break their bond?
Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Newbery Medal
Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Honor
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.
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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
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I've seen him launch it from thirty feet before, ALL NET. That boy is special, and it doesn't hurt that Chuck "Da Man" Bell is his father. And mine too. JB bounces the ball back to me. JB's a shooter, but I'm sneaky and silky as a snake ___ ... pg. 27
I love this game like winter loves snow. pg. 31
A simple basketball move
in which a player dribbles
the ball quickly
from one hand
to the other.
As in: When done right,
a crossover can break
an opponent's ankles.
As in: Deron William's crossover
is nice, but Allen Iverson's crossover
was so deadly, he could've set up
his own podiatry practice.
As in: Dad taught me
how to give a soft cross first
to see if your opponent falls
then hit 'em
with the hard crossover.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Basketball loving twins, Josh Bell aka Filthy McNasty and Jordan Bell aka JB are trying to follow in their father's footsteps who people on the court called Da Man. Their father had played professional basketball in Italy. After finding out their father quit because of a medical condition, they do all they can to make things better. Things get complicated when Jordan gets a girlfriend and the dad's health issues getting worse. Josh gets mad at JB and this anger shows in a basketball game. Can Josh patch things up with his brother? Will their dad get back to full health? Read the book to find the answers.
Josh Bell, known as Filthy McNasty to those on the court, is one of top two players on his middle school basketball team. The other player is his twin brother, Jordan. The two are expected to become big stars as their father was an amazing basketball player before he retired, known to his fans as Da Man!
Filthy and Jordan are ready for an epic year on their team, taking them all the way to playoffs, when things are complicated by a new girl, who captures Jordan's eye and their father's heart problems.
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