Rebound by Kwame Alexander is a children’s book, aimed at tweens (ages 10-12 or so), and written in verse. It’s about a boy recovering from his father’s death and finding meaning in life through basketball. Kwame Alexander already won the Newbery Medal, America’s biggest literary prize for children, for his book Crossover. Rebound is the prequel to that story. It’s long, 400+ pages, but because it’s written in verse, there’s not too many words on each page, so the book’s length shouldn’t put off more reluctant readers.