The Definitive Guide to

How to Read a Book

Written by Kwame Alexander & illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Published by HarperCollins
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FIRST, FIND A TREE – A BLACK TUPELO OR DAWN REDWOOD WILL DO – AND PLANT YOURSELF. With these words, an adventure begins—an adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. NOW SLEEP. DREAM. HOPE. (YOU’LL NEVER REACH) THE END.

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Who Wrote How to Read a Book

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Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, an educator, a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books, and recipient of the Newbery Medal for his novel The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC’s “Hip Hop Harry”), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence.

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Who Illustrated How to Read a Book

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Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062307811
Publication Date:
June 18, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014041200
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062307819
Lexile:
AD770L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
505491
ATOS Book Level:
2.8
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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