The Crossover (Graphic Novel) by Kwame Alexander. 224 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 24, 2019. 9781328575494.
Publisher synopsis: 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.
Basically, anything by Kwame Alexander is an auto-purchase for me. Quality + kid appeal = sound investment.