The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

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Price
$10.99  $10.22
Publisher
Clarion Books
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Pages
176
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780063288775

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About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, an educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty-five books, including 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 Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life; Swing; the picture books How to Read a Book and How to Write a Poem (coauthored with Deanna Nikaido), both illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, 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 in Virginia with his family. Visit his website at kwamealexander.com.

Reviews

Spring 2017 Kids' Indie Next List -- "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
"The volume reads like a series of locker- room pep talks by a coach with stories to tell and advice to give..." --Horn Book
"A stirring collection of 52 motivational poems-as-rules..." --Publishers Weekly
"The advice never feels heavy-handed, and the author's voice shines through... This will appeal to fans of Alexander's previous middle-grade novels as well as young sports fans." --Kirkus
"Alexander uses sports as a metaphor for life in this earnest gathering of personal reminiscences." --Booklist --