With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight Im 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.
Rebecca Caudill Book Award Winner, The Evergreen Teen Book Award, Read for Nēnē, Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award, Golden Archer Award, Sunshine State Young Readers Award
Volunteer State Book Award (2 categories), Teen Book Award, North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, Rhode Island Teen Book Award, William Allen White Children's Book Award