The Crossover

Alexander, K.
Middle school twins J.B. and Josh face many challenges. Basketball stars, they try to follow their dad’s professional basketball footsteps and please their mom by getting good grades and staying out of trouble. Their tight relationship is strained when J.B. chooses his girlfriend over Josh, and it is threatened more when a championship game looms, and their father’s health fails, and he dies. This award-winning graphic novel, suitable for an independent novel study or literature circles, explores sibling rivalry, first relationships, family dynamics and pressures, jealousy, mistakes, consequences, resiliency, stereotypical gender roles, redemption, and death of a parent.
Collections:
Novel
Subject:
English Language Arts
Grades:
  • 5-8