The Crossover Characters
Updated: 1/29/2021
The Crossover Characters
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Teacher Guide by Lauren Ayube

Josh Bell is almost 13 years old and basketball is his life. His identical twin brother, Jordan, whose nickname is JB, is his best friend and co-star on the court. Life as an almost teenager isn’t easy, especially when your brother gets a girlfriend and your father is having health problems. Basketball, however, solves everything and makes everything better. Until it doesn’t. The Crossover is a heartwarming story written entirely in poems that will capture the hearts of both children and adults.


The Crossover

Storyboard Description

Compare the twins Josh and JB from The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

Storyboard Text

  • Josh
  • JB
  • Josh loves his dreadlocks for many reasons. His number one reason, however, is because they make him feel like he has his own wings to fly.
  • DUKE
  • JB has a short buzz cut. He likes to keep it tight and gets it shaved once a month.
  • Josh has wanted to be a Blue Devil at Duke University in North Carolina for as long as he can remember.
  • JB "flaunts Carolina Blue". His dream is to be a Tar Heel at University of North Carolina.
  • Josh plays forward and is better at driving the ball to the basket.
  • JB plays shooting guard and is a better jumper.