HOW TO READ A BOOK by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

How to Read a Book by Kramer Alexander, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

A poetic ode to reading is perfect for the start of fall and the world of new books opening up to readers.  Kwame Alexander begins his lyrical text inviting us into the wonderful journey that is reading:

Find a tree—a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do—and

plant yourself.

(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

This taste of Kwame’s prose should be enough to tempt you to open the pages of this new book.  But wait!  There’s more!  It’s illustrated by Melissa Sweet, with lush and vivid images, and the hand-lettered text goes hand-in-hand with Kwame’s evocative words.  Perfect for reading and rereading.



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