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The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dynamic collection of inspiring quotes, lessons from sports.

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This book of kid-friendly wisdom is filled with encouraging, insightful messages that offer positive reinforcement to young athletes who often face incredible pressure. And it cleverly uses the words of champions and underdogs to connect directly with the kids who look up to them. Author Kwame Alexander's biographical passages are charming, if not profound, while the book's overall design and layout is engaging and vibrant, featuring dramatic photographs by former SportsCenter anchor Thai Neave of hoopers in action on a variety of blacktops.

In a world more obsessed with professional sports heroes and inspirational, meme-able quotes than ever, The Playbook is a refreshing, thoughtful, and well-compiled scrapbook that encourages kids to pick up a book and think about what they're actually getting out of spending so much time focused on athletics.

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