The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, And Score In This Game Called Life by Kwame AlexanderThe Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, And Score In This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander

The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, And Score In This Game Called Life

byKwame AlexanderPhotographed byThai Neave

Hardcover | February 14, 2017

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A New York Times Bestseller! You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life . Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives?Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times best-selling author of 21 books, including Booked and The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Benn...
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Title:The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, And Score In This Game Called LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.77 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544570979

ISBN - 13:9780544570979

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mindset For Kids! A fabulous read for ages 10 and up. As a parent and educator, I loved it. This story of the reality of using failure as a process not an end is interlaced with success stories from notable athletes. There are inspiring quotes along the way and excellent images. A great read, especially for reluctant readers who will appreciate the quick, poignant stories and break-up of text.
Date published: 2017-05-27

Editorial 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 "