Wednesday, July 18, 2018

ROCKIN' READS: The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life


The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life
by Kwame Alexander
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. informational. 169 p.
To Shakespeare, all the world's a stage, but to Alexander, all the world is a playing field. This nonfiction companion to Alexander's Newbery winning book, The Crossover, is a collection of advice about basketball and life. Each of the 52 "rules" is supported by examples and quotes from famous people, mostly athletes, but including some non-athletes like Michelle Obama and Sonia Sotomayor. The advise is solid, cool, and is couched in accessible sports terminology to appeal to a young athlete.  Alexander's examples from the lives of famous people are well chosen and inspirational. This would be a great book to give to a reluctant reader  who is a sports lover.

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