Date: September 26, 2019 to September 26, 2019
Where: Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Norwood), 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45208
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Join us for an incredible evening with NYT Bestselling author of 28 books, Kwame Alexander, as he presents the illustrated adaptation of his Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel, "The Crossover". *This is a ticketed event. Those who purchase or preorder "The Crossover" from Joseph-Beth Booksellers will receive a ticket to the signing line. **Those who order and cannot attend the event may pick up their book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers starting at noon the day following the event. You can also call the bookstore at 513-396-8960 to arrange to have it shipped to you. Orders not picked up by 3 months after the event date will be forfeited. About the book: "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. 'Cuz tonight I'm delivering," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood - he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line. See the Bell family in a whole new light through Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic illustrations as the brothers' winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change. This graphic-novel adaptation offers powerful visuals to an already-cherished narrative of teenage black boys navigating the game of life. Illustrator Dawud Anyabwile's clean lines, athletic characters, and free-form layouts capture the fluid poetry of basketball and the helplessness and confusion of early adolescence. This graphic version brings out the best in the original, as any good teammate should.