Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Booked by Kwame Alexander

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles we can't wait to release.

Booked by Kwame Alexander. 320 p. HMH Books for Young Readers, April 5, 2016. 9780544570986.

Publisher synopsis: Twelve-year-old Nick is a soccer-loving boy who absolutely hates books. In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents’ divorce, stand up to a bully, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges—which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal—change his life, as well as his best friend’s. This energetic novel-in-verse by the poet Kwame Alexander captures all the thrills and setbacks, the action and emotion of a World Cup match! 

I saw this cover somewhere on social media (maybe Kwame Alexander's FB page?) a few weeks ago, but since I couldn't find anything official, I put it on the back burner. This morning, Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes broke the story of the official cover reveal. And there's a giveaway! Click here for the interview and giveaway.

What are you waiting on?


  1. This looks wonderful. I'll definitely have to check out The Crossover. I volunteer at my daughters' school library and I think a number of the students I see will be very interested. Thank you for sharing!



  2. Sounds like an intriguing story and NOT just for kids! I'm interested in this book, as well as The Crossover.
    My Friday post features THE LIGHT OF HIDDEN FLOWERS.