How to Read a Book
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Kwame Alexander is the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated; How to Read a Book; Solo; Swing; Rebound, which was shortlisted for prestigious Carnegie Medal; and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He's also the founding editor of Versify, an imprint that aims to Change the World One Word at a Time. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com Melissa Sweet is one of Australia's most respected specialist health journalists, and has been covering health and medical issues for over 15 years. She is a columnist and feature writer with The Bulletin and Australian Doctor magazines. She has also published widely in medical literature, with articles appearing in the British Medical Journal, The Medical Journal of Australia, and Australian Prescriber. Previously, Sweet has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Associated Press. This is her third book.

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"[An] engaging and mesmerizing ode to reading...delightful and appealing." -- ALA Booklist (starred review)
"A linguistic and visual feast." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A beautiful book not to be rushed through, but to be enjoyed morsel by tasty morsel." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"[This] love poem to literacy conjures up startling, luscious images...By turns dreamy and ecstatic." -- Publishers Weekly
"This is a party for a select (but hopefully large) list of like-minded young literati, who know how to 'squeeze every morsel of each plump line until the last drop of magic drips from the infinite sky' and revel in their fandom." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Readers who will want to head right back to the beginning and soak in this lovingly rendered testimonial more than once...Sweet's distinctive hand-lettered text, which itself becomes another part of the artwork, is a perfect complement to Alexander's prose." -- BookPage (starred review)

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