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Booked Graphic Novel
by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

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    List Price: $24.99
    Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780358161813
    Imprint: Clarion Books
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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    Hardcover Description:

    In this electrifying follow-up to Kwame Alexander’s Newbery winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage. A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Longlist nominee, now in a graphic novel edition featuring art from Dawud Anyabwile.

    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 bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match.

    "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

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