Booked (The Crossover Series) (Paperback)

Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
On Our Shelves Now or Recently
2 on hand, as of Feb 26 12:45pm
(FICTION PAPERBACK 10-14)

Description


New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Longlist ILA-CBC Children's Choice ListALA Notable Childrens Book Book Links Lasting ConnectionsKirkus Best Book San Francisco Chronicle Best BookWashington Post Best BookBookPage Best Book

"A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. " The Chicago Tribune

Cant nobody stop you
Cant nobody cop you

In this follow-up to Newbery-winner The Crossover,soccer, family, love, and friendshiptake center stage. Twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.

This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match! Now in paperback.

About the Author


Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and theNew York Timesbest-selling author of more than thirty-fivebooks, including Rebound, the follow-up to hisNewberymedalwinning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for theNational Book Award, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life,Swing, and the picture booksOut of Wonderand The Undefeated, which was longlisted for the National Book Awardand won the Caldecott Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

www.kwamealexander.com
Twitter: @kwamealexander
Instagram: @kwamealexander

Praise For…


2017 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List
Book Links Lasting Connections 2016
Kirkus Best of 2016
Nerdy Book Club Nerdies 2016 Poetry/Novels in Verse
New York Times Bestseller
San Francisco Chronicle Best of 2016
Washington Post Best of 2016
BookPage Best of 2016


"A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written entirely in verse? In a word, yes.Kwame Alexander has the magic to pull off this unlikely feat, both as a poet and as a storyteller. " The Chicago Tribune

"This lively, touching middle school soccer story is full of fun." Common Sense Media

* "A satisfying, winning read." Kirkus, starred review

* "Alexander skillfully juggles verse styles to realistically capture Nick's humor and smarts, passion for soccer, and vulnerability when being bullied, having surgery, or facing his parents' troubled marriage. Emotionally resonant and with a pace like a player on a breakaway..." Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Alexander understands reluctant readers deeply, and here hands them a protagonist who is himself a smart, reading-averse kid who just wants to enjoy the words that interest him on his own terms. With accessible poetic forms and engaging formatting, Booked s pages will be turned swiftly and enthusiastically." Horn BookMagazine, starred review

* "Middle-school readers and their advocates will surely love Alexanders joyous word play and celebration of reading." Booklist, starred review

"Newbery-winning poet Alexander once again brings to life a novel in verse that equally captures the rapid-fire excitement of a soccer match and the palpable pain of a young boy whose family is falling apart. Another winning goal for Alexander and middle school readers alike." School Library Journal

"This is a fantastic book with a never-ending supply of new words like onomatophobia and yobbery that will leave readers full of new words and ideas. This is an absolute must-have for any library serving tweens." VOYA

"A powerful story that will leave the reader breathless, right to the very end." BookPage Children's Top Pick


Product Details
ISBN: 9781328596307
ISBN-10: 1328596303
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The Crossover Series

New Must Read Books!

Champ and Major: First Dogs Cover Image
Who Is Kamala Harris? (Who HQ Now) Cover Image
Ambitious Girl Cover Image
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Cover Image
If You Come to Earth Cover Image
Prairie Lotus Cover Image
The Magic Fish Cover Image
The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image