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The Playbook

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

9780544570979

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Available: 02/14/17
8.63 x 5.94 · 176 pages
Ages 10-12 years
9780544570979
CDN $20.99 · cl

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Kwame Alexander

by (photographer) Thai Neave

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 Serena Williams, Steph Curry, and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own inspirational and uplifting words, as he shares his stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games.  

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling 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 Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Kwame writes for children of all ages. His other works include Surf's Up, a picture book, Crush: Love Poems for Teenagers, and He Said She Said, a YA novel.