HMH Books for Young Readers, 2018
Source: Galley, Library
Audience: All Teens
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 worshipping, basketball star his sons look up to.
This is the perfect book for reluctant readers - especially those that enjoy sports. It’s quick because it’s in verse, it has drama to hold interest, it has a love of basketball, and it includes graphic novel sections. I absolutely LOVED the graphic novel in verse pages. They were amazing! More writers should combine those two genres. It made for a true work of art. Even though I knew the story because I read The Crossover already, I enjoyed Rebound.