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The Crossover - Warm Up – First Quarter Summary & Analysis

Kwame Alexander
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Warm Up

Dribbling – The novel begins with a poem about playing basketball, in which the narrator brags about his skills and talent.

Josh Bell – The narrator’s name is Josh Bell. He is tall, has long hair, loves basketball, and goes by the nickname “Filthy McNasty”. Josh’s father also has a history with basketball, but Josh believes his father is too old-school compared to the work Josh does now.

How I Got My Nickname – Josh’s father loves the musician Horace Silver, but Josh thinks his music is only okay. Josh’s father attempts to get Josh to understand just how good Silver is while listening to his Paris Blues album, and dedicates the next song –“Filthy McNasty” – to Josh.

At First – Josh doesn’t like his nickname at first because so many people make fun of it. As he...

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