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Rebound
Rebound | Kwame Alexander
From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. 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.
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JacintaMCarter
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This is my favorite of Alexander's books so far. He took my favorite character from The Crossover and made this prequel entirely about him. The beginning was heartbreaking, as were several sections in the middle, but the ending made the pain worthwhile.

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Solbrewerton
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Wow! This book was better than what I heard. It was better than the first book for sure. This book was full of action on the court and off the court. It‘s about a boy who goes to his grandparents house for the summer and hangs out with his cousin who gets him way better at basketball. I would rate this book a 9/10

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NovelNancy
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Rebound is the prequel to Crossover and is the story of the dad when he was a teenager. Chuck's dad has recently died so Chuck and his mom are having to navigate their new normal. He spend the summer in Virginia near DC at his grandparents. Like many of us, he makes a poor choice and has to deal with the consequences along with figuring out who he is and discovering his strengths and interests. This narrative poetry novel is on par with Crossover.

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tjwill
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I ran into Kwame on the exhibit floor at ALA! He said, want to take a picture? He‘s awesome! #alaac19

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RylanBaker
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This book TRASH not complicated enough

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Emily92Bibliophile
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SO GOOD! love this prequel to the Crossover. 2019 Bluebonnet Nominee, #24/55 books read. Stepping up my reading game this summer and hopefully will read more than 55!

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Kristy_K
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Finally finishing a book! I‘ve started 4 and none were holding my attention, but Rebound solved that. I love Alexander‘s books that perfectly blends a coming-of age story and sports.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#24in48 #readathon #middlegrade

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Adrian18
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I think this book was
extravagant.

MrsBabki How was it extravagant? 13mo
Adrian18 @MrsBabki it had a very intestines Story line and was a good read 13mo
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crazyspine
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LibrarianRyan Telgimiers next books is Guts. I can‘t wait 13mo
crazyspine @LibrarianRyan I've never read any by her before, so I'm excited. 13mo
LibrarianRyan I love her. She also did the first 4 BSC GN. 13mo
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bibliocurl
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Finished my last book for #deweysreadathon! Looking forward to doing this again! Thanks @DeweysReadathon ❤️

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tjwill
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I got my book signed!

Chelleo 🤩 1y
tjwill @chelleo ☝🏼 This was me earlier! Star struck and practically speechless! (edited) 1y
TheNextBook I wish I could have went to that!!!! ProjectLit looks freaking amazing. 1y
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tjwill @TheNextBook It is! I recommend getting involved in it! 1y
Eggs Just finished that! I'm so envious 😜😂 1y
mrp27 Nice! 1y
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tjwill
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I just met Kwame Alexander! 🤗 At #ProjectLITSummit18 in Nashville!

MrBook Nice!!! #authorsigning 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
suvata How cool is that? 1y
Eggs 💞💞💞 1y
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Eggs
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Prequel of Crossover! I LOVE Kwame

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smilingshelves
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@Bucklingbkshelf Look what was sitting on the new shelf at my library this morning! Of course it had to come home with me! 😀

mrp27 Nice!! Love his books and anxiously waiting for my library to get this in. 2y
BucklingBookshelves Oh yay! It‘s so good. And a quick read 😊 2y
smilingshelves @mrp27 I was surprised to see this on my library shelf already. Hope you get yours soon! 2y
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smilingshelves @Bucklingbkshelf Glad to hear it's good! The Crossover made me cry, so it has a lot to live up to. 😊 2y
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves can‘t wait to hear what you think! I loved it. I recommend refreshing your memory on the names in the first book — unless you want to be surprised how everyone fits together. 2y
smilingshelves @Bucklingbkshelf Thanks for the tip! I just downloaded the audiobook for The Crossover, which I've been meaning to listen to anyway. Here's my opportunity! 2y
BucklingBookshelves @Smilingshelves perfect! I want to re-read them both 😊📚 (edited) 2y
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BucklingBookshelves
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Babysitting a 6 month old is soooooo different from chasing around my almost 3-year old. Baby girl‘s been sleeping. So the question is: will I finish this in one night?

smilingshelves Is that his newest? I want to read that! The Crossover was so good! 2y
BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves yes! And it‘s the Dad from The Crossover‘s story. It‘s so good so far! (edited) 2y
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Peddler410
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Happy birthday to ME! I am soon going to hear Kwame Alexander speak at my favorite indie bookshop, Anderson‘s.

Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎁🎈🎉🎂🎊 2y
LiteraryinLititz Happy birthday and enjoy seeing an awesome author! 2y
saresmoore Woohoo! Happiest of birthdays to you! 2y
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RaimeyGallant He will say yes a lot. :) 2y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 2y
MrBook Happy birthday to one of the most wonderful Littens I know!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 2y
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎁!! 2y
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Peddler410
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Loved this book! I could have finished in one sitting but I wanted it to last. Didn‘t last long.

There is so much to love! The language is beautiful; the characters, lovable. The inclusion of the graphic novel pages is wonderful; the 80s references, not overbearing.

Please read The Crossover first, you‘ll get so much more out of this one if you do.

#novelinverse #novelsinverse #huggable

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Peddler410
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I‘m not the only one who picked out the song here, right? I love that song!

I‘m loving this book. The 80s references are fun.

Read The Crossover first to get the most out of this one.

#novelsinverse
#novelinverse
#poetrychallenge2018

Megabooks Love it! First song I karaoked 😂😂 2y
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Peddler410
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I had a library copy in my hands just fifteen minutes ago! I so wanted to bee line to the checkout and not pass go!!! Instead....I did the responsible thing and let the staff know of their mistake. I relinquished the copy I was holding 😢 and the librarian snagged the other copy off the new arrivals shelf. Six more days. I can wait six more days 😔

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LibrarianRyan
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Ready for me to sound like a really bad American, on Tuesday I voted for a guy just because his name was Kwame Alexander. It was for a village post or something like that. No idea if he won.

April 3.

#CoverLove #MGedition

Tamra I‘d totally vote for him - I hear & see nothing but good stuff from him. 2y
Eggs ♥️ Kwame 2y
Chelleo There are worse reasons to vote someone 😂 2y
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Christy
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My fav Kwame book to date. So good!

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