Thursday, February 7, 2019

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Booked is written in verse so if you can get it to count for a required poetry read go for it. It is more akin to rap and rhythm than it is to poetry and rhyme. Also if you like words this is a great book because the main kid's dad makes him read the dictionary of odd words that his dad has written. Some friends feel sorry for him one girl thinks it is great. He comes out with a lot of words that were totally new to me.

What I appreciated most was that the author was able to adapt his verse style to the message of the particular chapter. So the nature of the verse was always changing and helping to move the story along.

If current plans continue on track I will be presenting at a conference Mr.' Alexander is headlining at in the fall of 2019.

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