A powerful novel in verse about twin brothers who are rivals both on and off the basketball court. Winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28+ books, including The Undefeated, Booked and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the Founding Editor of Versify, an imprint that publishes fiction and poetry for children and young adults.
"This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships . . .
Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an
emotional punch" * Kirkus, starred review *
"Alexander has crafted a story that vibrates with energy and heat and begs to be read aloud. A slam dunk." * School Library Journal, starred review *
"The poems dodge and weave with the speed of a point guard driving for the basket . . . swings from moments of swagger-worthy triumph to profound pain." * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
"Full of heartbreak and exhilaration" * Metro, The Best Books for Young Minds *
"Mesmerising... a beautifully constructed and powerfully emotional novel." * Irish Times *