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The playbook 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life

by Alexander, Kwame,

Format: Kindle Book 2017 2017
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"You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. 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 containswisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles andwinning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement."--
Front Cover
Front Matter
1st Quarter: Grit
Rule #1
Rule #2
Rule #3
Rule #4
Rule #5
Rule #6
Rule #7
Rule #8
Rule #9
Rule #10
Rule #11
Rule #12
Rule #13
2nd Quarter: Motivation
Rule #14
Rule #15
Rule #16
Rule #17
Rule #18
Rule #19
Rule #20
Rule #21
Rule #22
Rule #23
Rule #24
Rule #25
Rule #26
Halftime: Passion
3rd Quarter: Focus
Rule #27
Rule #28
Rule #29
Rule #30
Rule #31
Rule #32
Rule #33
Rule #34 Rule #35
Rule #36
Rule #37
Rule #38
Rule #39
4th Quarter: Teamwork
Rule #40
Rule #41
Rule #42
Rule #43
Rule #44
Rule #45
Rule #46
Rule #47
Rule #48
Rule #49
Rule #50
Rule #51
Rule #52
Back Matter
About the Author
Other Books by this Author
About the Photographer
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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 literature
Sports Quotations, maxims, etc. Juvenile literature
Athletes Conduct of life Juvenile literature
Athletes Quotations Juvenile literature
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher Boston :HMH Books2017
Contributors Neave, Thai, photographer.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Age 10 to 12.
Grade 4 to 6.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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ISBN 9781328698926
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