MCBA 2020 Winner: The Crossover by Alexander Kwame

Congratulations to Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover, for winning the 2020 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award.

From the publisher’s note for this highly acclaimed middle grade novel:

“With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering,” announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the 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 furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

Josh and Jordan must come to 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.”

Copies are available to check out on-line through Overdrive.

Rounding out the top choices are four honor titles:

The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Restart by Gordon Korman

For more information about our monthly MCBA Book Club, follow this link.

The list of titles nominated for 2021 is scheduled to be released at the end of May.




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