Booked by Alexander, Kwame (#1158KS1)



by Alexander, Kwame
Paperback Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019


From the Publisher

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

Can't nobody stop you
Can't nobody cop you...

In this follow-up to Newbery-winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. 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! Now in paperback.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 02/01/16
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 05/01/16
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 10/01/16
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 03/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 01/15/16
  • New York Times, 05/08/16
  • Publishers Weekly Annex starred, 03/07/16
  • School Library Journal, 03/01/16
  • Teacher Librarian, 10/01/16
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 04/01/16
Product Details
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 329 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-32859-630-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-32859-630-7
  • Follett Number: 1158KS1
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 3.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.9
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 3
  • AR Quiz: 181133EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 7
  • Lexile: 660L