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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.

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Sports are often seen as building character, and this action-packed and affecting coming-of-age tale uses basketball as a metaphor for commitment and achievement. In The Crossover, Kwame Alexander's energetic verse strikes the right note as he spins the story. Illustrator Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic drawing captures both the external and the internal struggles of the characters, on and off the court. An excellent choice for reluctant readers, the graphic novel of The Crossing has the narrative magnetism to attract more than just sports fans.

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