Booked (Prebound)

By Kwame Alexander

Turtleback Books, 9780606379922, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/5/2019)
Hardcover (4/5/2016)
Paperback, Large Print (2/1/2020)
Library Binding, Large Print (2/1/2020)

List Price: 29.40*
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Description

"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