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East Preston Junior School

Rebound - Kwame Alexander

A prequel to the award-laden The Crossover, Alexander’s stunning verse novel pulsates with the rhythms and the pace of the basketball court. When Charlie is packed off to his grandparents he discovers the adrenalin rush of sport, but can he keep his head as opportunity and temptation starts to come his way?

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.