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The playbook

by Alexander, Kwame,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual juv CD ALEXANDER Kwame
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  juv CD ALEXANDER Kwame
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Audiovisual Collection j (CD) GV706.3.A46 2017bx
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  j (CD) GV706.3.A46 2017bx
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Audiovisual Collection j (CD) GV706.3.A46 2017bx
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  j (CD) GV706.3.A46 2017bx
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Audiovisual Collection j (CD) GV706.3.A46 2017bx
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  j (CD) GV706.3.A46 2017bx
 
 
Summary
Shares motivational stories from sports figures and others on how to overcome obstacles.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Alexander uses sports as a metaphor for life in this earnest gathering of personal reminiscences. I was tall. I thought I could ball, he writes. Turns out, my passion was on a different court. He's referring to the tennis court, where he worked his way to excellence after disappointing tries at basketball and football. Still, whatever the game athletic or otherwise he offers advice from his experience. Many of these rules are similar in principle: learn from failures, accept and appreciate coaching, always be prepared to take the shot when it comes, and know the rules of play but say yes to the possibility of sometimes making up your own. With its black-and-orange color scheme, the page design intersperses digestible passages of narrative with basketball-themed black-and-white photos and graphics, and pithy advice from high-profile icons of achievement. General life advice, however sound, will never be a slam dunk with teens (ask any parent), but the b-ball motif adds at least some palatability, and the lessons embedded in the author's own story may prove persuasive.--Peters, John Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly 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.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Sports -- Quotations, maxims, etc. -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Athletes -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Athletes -- Quotations -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Sports.
Athletes.
Success.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Playbook :
Contributors Prentiss, Ruffin, III, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Ruffin Prentiss III.
Audience Ages 10 and up.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Description 1 audio disc (1 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781501949180
1501949187
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