The Playbook

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

by Kwame Alexander

On Sale: 02/14/2023

The Playbook

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

by Kwame Alexander

illustrated by Thai Neave

On Sale: 02/14/2023

Format:

About the Book

A companion to the Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel The Crossover, the basis of the show streaming on Disney+!

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 shares his own stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book for readers of any age and for anyone needing a little bit of encouragement.

You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar.

Critical Praise

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063288775
  • ISBN 10: 006328877X
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 02/14/2023
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Boys & Men
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Parents

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