How to Read a Book

Kwame Alexander (Author) Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
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Description

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree--a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do--and

plant yourself.

(It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet's lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

How to Read a Book has received three starred reviews!

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
June 18, 2019
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.8 X 0.4 X 10.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062307811
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About the Author

Kwame Alexander is the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated; How to Read a Book; Solo; Swing; Rebound, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal; and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the founding editor of Versify, an imprint that aims to Change the World One Word at a Time. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at www.melissasweet.net.

Reviews

"[This] love poem to literacy conjures up startling, luscious images...By turns dreamy and ecstatic."--Publishers Weekly
★ "[An] engaging and mesmerizing ode to reading...delightful and appealing."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
★ "A linguistic and visual feast."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ "A beautiful book not to be rushed through, but to be enjoyed morsel by tasty morsel."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"This is a party for a select (but hopefully large) list of like-minded young literati, who know how to 'squeeze every morsel of each plump line until the last drop of magic drips from the infinite sky' and revel in their fandom."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
★ "Readers who will want to head right back to the beginning and soak in this lovingly rendered testimonial more than once...Sweet's distinctive hand-lettered text, which itself becomes another part of the artwork, is a perfect complement to Alexander's prose."--BookPage (starred review)