The Crossover (Graphic Novel)

Category: Book
By (author): Alexander, Kwame
Illustrated By: Anyabwile, Dawud
Series: Crossover
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.72in
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From The Publisher*

Kwame Alexander'sNYTBestseller and Newbery Medal winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile. 

New York Times bestseller · Newbery Medal Winner · Coretta Scott King Honor Award · 2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults · 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ·Publishers Weekly Best Book · School Library Journal Best Book · Kirkus Best Book

"A beautifully measured novel of life and line."-The New York Times Book Review

The Crossover is now a graphic novel!

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. '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 more than basketball in his blood-he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line.

See the Bell family in a whole new light through Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic illustrations as the brothers' winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.

From The Publisher*

Kwame Alexander's NYT Bestseller and Newbery Medal winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile. 

Review Quote*★ "This graphic-novel adaptation of Alexander's 2015 Newbery Medal winner offers powerful visuals to an already-cherished narrative....Veteran comics illustrator Anyabwile brings an expansive range of black-boy emotional expressiveness to the page, accompanied by a striking attention to detail and pop-cultural reference....Flashy and engaging with emotional depth-a slam-dunk thrill."-Kirkus, STARRED review

"An energetic and lively re-envisioning, this transformation of the original text into a combination of visuals, poetry, and changing font styles will be sure to engage young readers who are both familiar and unfamiliar with Alexander's original work."-Booklist

"With confident strokes and choice details...the graphic version brings out the best in the original, as any good teammate should."-Publishers Weekly
Biographical NoteKwame Alexanderis a poet, educator, and theNew York Timesbest-selling author of twenty-eight books, includingRebound, the prequel to his Newbery Medal[en dash]winning middle grade novel,The Crossover. Other works includeBooked, a National Book Award nominee;The Playbook:52 Rules to Help You Aim,Shoot,and Score in this Game of Life; and picture booksOut of Wonder,Surf's Up, andThe Undefeated. The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk showBookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, the cofounding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and the founding editor of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. The recipient of the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award, Kwame lives with his family in
Twitter and Instagram: @kwamealexander

Dawud Anyabwileis an Emmy Award winning artist, illustrator and co-creator of the groundbreaking comic book seriesBrotherman: Dictator of Discipline. Anyabwile has worked with companies such as Cartoon Network, Turner Studios, NBA TV, Nickelodeon,  and many others as a character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator, and concept artist. Anyabwile illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times best selling novelMonster by Walter Dean Myers. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anyabwile now volunteers, teaches art classes to young students, and gives lectures when he isn't working on his art.
Instagram: @brotehrmancomix