From the New York Times bestselling 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. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, 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 will go 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.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on April 2, 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0544868137
ISBN-13: 9780544868137
6 Book Reviews
  • lovetoread26
    lovetoread26over 1 year55 stars
    Awesome sequel to The Crossover! This story takes place 30 years before The Crossover, in the summer of 1988. Charlie (Chuck) Bell has just suffered from the terrible loss of his father. He is upset at his mom, because she is just not the same, and no matter how much she tries she never will be. He gets in trouble for "stealing", and as punishment his mom sends him to his grandparents in Washington DC. For the WHOLE SUMMER. No skating with his best friends CJ and Skinny. And absolutely no more road trips to state capitals with his father. Chuck finds basketball as a safe spot to calm down about his father. But then Skinny comes to Washington DC on a trip with his aunt and cousins. Disaster strikes. Sirens blare. and Chuck and Skinny end up at the police station. But for what? Find out in Rebound!
    • bubleshugs38
      bubleshugs38about 2 years55 stars
      this book helped me get over the passing of my uncle and showed me ways to help, loved this book
      • sparkle14
        sparkle14almost 3 years
        that looks like a good book!! lol
      • tcwgaming
        tcwgamingalmost 3 years55 stars
        Charlie Bell's father died playing basketball. And Charlie used to like basketball a lot. He played on a JV team, and was one of the best players in his school. But... every time he plays now, he is greeted by a painful reminder of how he didn't have a father anymore. School is out now and he plans on spending it with his best friends CJ and Skinny... Until he finds out that his mother is sending him to Washing D.C. to spend the summer with his grandparents. His grandpa puts him to work right away doing so many chores that he barely has any time to do what's important to him. Things like Writing to CJ or reading his comics. So when he goes to the Boys and Girl's center where his grandpa works, his cousin Roxie needs him to fill in for her 3v3 Basketball team. And somehow he won it for them with a last second 3 point shot. Now he's everyone at the Boys and Girl's center's hero! But will he continue to play with Roxie or will he be painfully reminded of his father and stop?
        • lilpumpboi
          lilpumpboiover 3 years
          I have the first book crossover so i want the book rebound cause its about basketball.