How to Read a Book

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.8 X 10.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062307811

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About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty-five books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books Out of Wonder and The Undefeated, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

He is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, currently serving as their poet ambassador.

He lives with his family in the UK. Visit his website at www.kwamealexander.com or find him on Twitter and Instagram @kwamealexander.
Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as "exuberant," "outstanding," and "a creative delight." Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit her online at 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)