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Booked by Kwame Alexander

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320 pages

Suggested age 10 to 12 years

 New York Times Bestseller-National Book Award Longlist - ILA-CBC Children's Choice List- ALA Notable Children's Book -Book Links' Lasting Connections - Kirkus Best Book - San Francisco Chronicle Best Book-Washington Post Best Book- BookPage 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

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/
can't nobody cop you. . .
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as 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!"

PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (April 5, 2016)

FORMAT: Paperback