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Booked by Kwame Alexander | Just like The Crossover does with basketball, soccer circumvents what Booked is really about: love and family relationships
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I am ridiculously excited to share Booked with kids, friends and librarians. Kwame Alexander hits the sweet spot again, this time scoring a.

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Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander's new effort is a novel about a boy named Nick, written in verse.

Booked by Kwame Alexander | Just like The Crossover does with basketball, soccer circumvents what Booked is really about: love and family relationships

Booked by Kwame Alexander | Just like The Crossover does with basketball, soccer circumvents what Booked is really about: love and family relationships

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I would probably teach this book to my fifth through seventh grade students. This novel in verse follows the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Nick Hall. The text may appeal to students who enjoy sports related content. Such issues as bullying, family, and love came up in Alexander's novel.
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Cover image for Booked / by Kwame Alexander. Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon 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.

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Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander's new effort is a novel about a boy named Nick, written in verse. He says poetry is one key to keeping kids invested in what they're reading.

I would probably teach this book to my fifth through seventh grade students. This novel in verse follows the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Nick Hall. The text may appeal to students who enjoy sports related content. Such issues as bullying, family, and love came up in Alexander's novel.

I would probably teach this book to my fifth through seventh grade students. This novel in verse follows the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Nick Hall. The text may appeal to students who enjoy sports related content. Such issues as bullying, family, and love came up in Alexander's novel.
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Orbiting Jupiter, by Gary D. Schmidt (released Oct 6, 2015). Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.
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Orbiting Jupiter, by Gary D. Schmidt (released Oct 6, 2015). Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

Orbiting Jupiter, by Gary D. Schmidt (released Oct 6, 2015). Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.
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The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, by Steve Sheinkin -- Describes the fifty black sailors who refused to work in unsafe and unfair conditions after an explosion in Port Chicago killed 320 servicemen, and how the incident influenced civil rights.
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The Port Chicago Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin / 9781596437968 / Nonfiction, history, civil rights

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The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, by Steve Sheinkin -- Describes the fifty black sailors who refused to work in unsafe and unfair conditions after an explosion in Port Chicago killed 320 servicemen, and how the incident influenced civil rights.

The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, by Steve Sheinkin -- Describes the fifty black sailors who refused to work in unsafe and unfair conditions after an explosion in Port Chicago killed 320 servicemen, and how the incident influenced civil rights.
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The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it a deadpan epic. Nemeses!
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"Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson: " this is such a fun story! Nimona is a young, mysterious shapeshifter with unknown origins who befriends Lord Blackheart who is about to wreak havoc on a corrupt kingdom.

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The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it a deadpan epic. Nemeses!

The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it a deadpan epic. Nemeses!
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I have been on the hunt as of late for books that I can hand to one of my hardest student groups; my resistant readers.  Not just reluctant readers, not just readers that may have forgotten how muc…
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Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Gr Josh and Jordan are junior high basketball stars, thanks in large part to the coaching of their dad, a former professional baller who was forced t

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I have been on the hunt as of late for books that I can hand to one of my hardest student groups; my resistant readers.  Not just reluctant readers, not just readers that may have forgotten how muc…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children’s book, and other best kids’ and YA books - The Washington Post
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"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence."But Yoshio lives in Tokyo.

Yoshio thinks Tokyo sounds like a symphony hall! He delights in everyday sounds--shoes squishing through puddles, raindrops pattering down, and lots of giggles!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg stars in a children’s book, and other best kids’ and YA books - The Washington Post

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