The CrossoverBook - 2014
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If there’s one thing some kids had more time to do in 2020, it was read! From educator favorites to new classics, here are the top 10 books young readers couldn’t get enough of this year. You can browse the latest kids print, eBook, and audiobook titles by visiting our Kids and Families webpage. Here you’ll find materials, events, virtual storytimes, resources, and more. A perennial favorit... (more)
Written by Rebecca Quinones, Materials Selection Librarian, Downtown Main Library In this era of social distancing and isolation, many families are not able to be together to celebrate Father's Day this weekend as they normally would. In honor of our fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, adopted fathers, father figures, and more, check out the books for all ages below which feature the… (more)
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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
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I've seen him launch it from thirty feet before, ALL NET. That boy is special, and it doesn't hurt that Chuck "Da Man" Bell is his father. And mine too. JB bounces the ball back to me. JB's a shooter, but I'm sneaky and silky as a snake ___ ... pg. 27
I love this game like winter loves snow. pg. 31
A simple basketball move
in which a player dribbles
the ball quickly
from one hand
to the other.
As in: When done right,
a crossover can break
an opponent's ankles.
As in: Deron William's crossover
is nice, but Allen Iverson's crossover
was so deadly, he could've set up
his own podiatry practice.
As in: Dad taught me
how to give a soft cross first
to see if your opponent falls
then hit 'em
with the hard crossover.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Basketball loving twins, Josh Bell aka Filthy McNasty and Jordan Bell aka JB are trying to follow in their father's footsteps who people on the court called Da Man. Their father had played professional basketball in Italy. After finding out their father quit because of a medical condition, they do all they can to make things better. Things get complicated when Jordan gets a girlfriend and the dad's health issues getting worse. Josh gets mad at JB and this anger shows in a basketball game. Can Josh patch things up with his brother? Will their dad get back to full health? Read the book to find the answers.
Josh Bell, known as Filthy McNasty to those on the court, is one of top two players on his middle school basketball team. The other player is his twin brother, Jordan. The two are expected to become big stars as their father was an amazing basketball player before he retired, known to his fans as Da Man!
Filthy and Jordan are ready for an epic year on their team, taking them all the way to playoffs, when things are complicated by a new girl, who captures Jordan's eye and their father's heart problems.
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