- Publish Date: 2014-03-18
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Kwame Alexander
2015 Newbery Medal Winner
2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner
New York Times BestsellerÂ
With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight Iâm delivering, announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. HeÂ and his twin brother JordanÂ are awesome on theÂ court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furiousÂ middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.
Â Â Â Josh and JordanÂ must come toÂ grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.