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
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  • bubleshugs38
    bubleshugs38Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:18 am55 stars
    this book helped me get over the passing of my uncle and showed me ways to help, loved this book
    • sparkle14
      sparkle14Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9:57 am
      that looks like a good book!! lol
      • sparkle14
        sparkle14Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9:58 am
        wow cool
      • tcwgaming
        tcwgamingTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 12:12 pm55 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
          lilpumpboiFriday, April 6, 2018 at 6:52 am
          I have the first book crossover so i want the book rebound cause its about basketball.