This award-winning book (Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award) features 12-year-old twins Josh and Jordan who are amazing on the basketball court, but now they have to navigate the realities of getting older and their own family dynamics.

This novel in verse offers a hip-hop vibe and authentic emotion. Readers will get wrapped up in the drama of championship-level play as they read this metaphor for so much more than a game.

How Live Book Club Classes Work

Participation in the live book club includes access to a set of resources and activities as well as interactive components.

Participants receive

  • A suggested reading schedule
  • PDF reading guides with comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary/reading activities
  • Discussion board posts in our online classroom
  • Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
  • An invitation to a live discussion
  • A recording of the summary of the live discussion
  • An optional feedback add-on for the final paper/project
  • Rubrics for at-home feedback

Families are welcome to use as much or as little of the suggested resources and activities as they'd like to fit their interest and schedules.



Content Note:

There is some name calling (sports-related trash talking). Romantic scenes are limited to crushes/kissing. Discussion of adult health crises also comes up.


October 1-31, 2022

Live Meeting:

Monday, October 31 from 1-2pm Eastern

Those who cannot attend the live session will receive a recorded summary.


A copy of the book The Crossover by Kwame Alexander(ISBN: 97818391304032). Borrowed, used, and audio formats will work.

  • Zoom account for live session
  • Microphone and camera for live session
  • PDF reader
  • Access to printer recommended

Select a pricing plan and sign up