SHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL and the CLIPPA
‘Hoop kings SOAR
in kicks with wings.
Game so sweet
it’s like bee stings.’
It's 1988. Charlie Bell is still mourning his father, and struggling to figure out how he feels for his best (girl) friend, CJ. When he gets into trouble one too many times, he's packed off to stay with his grandparents for the summer. There his cousin Roxie introduces him to a whole new world: basketball. A legend on the courts is born. But can Charlie resist when trouble comes knocking once again?
From the New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about basketball, family and staying true to yourself.
A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and follow-up to Booked, highly commended for the CLiPPA prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
With comic-book illustrations from award-winning graphic novel artist Dawud Anyabwile.
"Alexander effortlessly marries rap rhythms with plaintive, passionate and deceptively simple verse"
"Designed to appeal to reluctant readers, little prevents the rest of us being caught up by the comic-mad Charlie Bell"
"Alexander manages to distill huge emotions into punchy poems that leap off the page. Interspersed throughout with vibrant comic strips drawn by Dawud Anyabwile, this is an energetic and dynamic story that is full of heart."
"The poetry grabs you and just won't let you go, everyone must read this book."
"Interspersed with amazing 'comic-strip' illustrations... The rhythm and pace of this verse novel pulls readers aged 11+ into Charlie's world."