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From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover.

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. Chuck Bell takes center stage as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.

A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound goes back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 04/02/2018
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.14lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.90w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9780544868137
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.3
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 194054 / Rebound

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/16/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2018
Booklist 03/15/2018 pg. 71
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2018 pg. 81
BookPage 04/01/2018
School Library Journal 04/01/2018 pg. 126
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2018 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2018 pg. 105
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 64 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times best-selling author of 21 books, including Booked and The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award Honor. He lives with his family in Virginia. Visit Kwame at, on Twitter at @kwamealexander, and on Instagram at @kwamealexander.