The Resource The 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, by Kwame Alexander

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The playbook : 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life
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The playbook
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52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life
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by Kwame Alexander
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Fifty-two rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life
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YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018.
Review
  • Newbery Medalist Alexander (The Crossover) uses basketball as a metaphor for growth on and off the court in this stirring collection of 52 motivational poems-as-rules, grouped into four thematic sections (Grit, Motivation, Passion, and Teamwork and Resilience) that correspond to the quarters of the game. Quotations from players and coaches from across the athletic spectrum (Roberto Clemente, Mia Hamm, Pat Riley, and many more), as well as from figures like Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey, supplement the always encouraging tone of Alexander’s poems: “When you’re hot, shoot./ When you’re not, pass./ Champions hide/ their weaknesses/ with their strengths,” reads Rule #19, framed against a silhouette of a basketball spinning on a fingertip. Spiked with accents of basketball orange, the book’s sharp, eye-catching design prominently features Neave’s dynamic b&w photographs of basketball players of all ages and colors, shooting hoops in gymnasiums, parks, and street courts. Ages 10–12. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/02/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 01, p)
  • Building on the great success of his Newbery-winning The Crossover (2014), Alexander provides advice and life lessons to young readers, drawn mostly from the world of sports and organized by a schema of "rules."Instead of chapters, the work begins with a preface called "Warm-up: The Rules" and is then divided into the four quarters of a game, each having a theme: "grit," "motivation," "focus," and "teamwork and resilience." "Passion" is included as a half-time consideration, and there is an "overtime" look at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. There are brief profiles of athletes Wilma Rudolph, LeBron James, Pelé, and Venus and Serena Williams, along with maxims and personal anecdotes from both male and female sports figures who've excelled in different arenas as well as a few nonathletes, including Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Sonya Sotomayor, and Nelson Mandela. Throughout there is poetry, verses that remind us why Alexander connects with readers. "Rule #45 / A loss is inevitable / like rain in spring. / True champions / learn / to dance / through / the storm." The advice never feels heavy-handed, and the author's voice shines through. The design is as much a part of the book as its lively text, set in varying font sizes and colors (black, white, or orange), differing layouts, and judicious use of photographs and illustrations. This will appeal to fans of Alexander's previous middle-grade novels as well as young sports fans. (Nonfiction. 10-12)(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2017)
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10551059
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Alexander, Kwame
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no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 10 to 12
  • Grade 4 to 6
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
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True
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  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Athletes
  • Athletes
Target audience
juvenile
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52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life
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The playbook : 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life, by Kwame Alexander
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22 cm
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169 pages
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9780544570979
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2016032909
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(OCoLC)954224569
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The playbook : 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life, by Kwame Alexander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9780544570979
Lccn
2016032909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)954224569

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