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


"You turn the ball over? Let it go."

"You miss a big shot?  Let it go."

"Learn from your mistakes. Move forward."


Wow... who doesn't have memories of those times when you really blew it?  You know, those moments when you think back about them, you just cringe and wish it never happened.  But, they do everyone...and you have to decide what you're going to do with those moments... laugh and go forward or remember and decide to hide out for the rest of your life.

With his heart as big as ever, Kwame Alexander has put together a list of 52 rules that everyone needs to remember to play the game of life.  Sure, these rules work in sports but they work in your every day life situations too and those are the ones that really count.  

This is a collection of memories and stories and quotes from Lebron James, Stephen Curry, Kareem Abdul Jabar,  Sonia Sotomayor, Dean Smith, Nikki Giovanni, Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan to name a few.  Millions of people know the names of these winners.  But how did they get there?  What kept them going?  Did they always know they would be the best?  How did they feel when they were down? When things weren't going right? When they might have given up?  How did they handle those times?

Advice, inspiration and real winners giving you the real deal.  

978-0544570979   170 pages  Ages 8-88  (those 89 year olds probably have it figure out by now)

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,

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