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I Got Next

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"A young basketball player receives inspiration from a surprising place and joins the competition ready to try his best"--
Hardcover, 40 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Greenwillow Books
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Niki Marion
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can't wait to sell this basketball gem! I love the expressive mean mug "game faces" on the back of the book and between the covers--the scrunched eyebrows and firm mouths. The lyrical, bouncing prose follows a kid as they psych themselves up to volunteer to play the winner of the basketball game currently happening on the outdoor court. This book would make a great pair with CROWN, and not just because it too features a barbershop: they both center the self-confidence and -assurance of black boy ...more
Olivia Farr
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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See my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic...

I GOT NEXT is a picture book about self-confidence. A boy encourages himself to challenge the other kids who are playing to play him next. With fun though minimal dialogue about playing basketball and game faces, the book is really about encouraging yourself to make new friends.

What I loved: Always great to have books which feature diverse children, and this is a fun one. With minimal dialogue and colorful pictures, children will e
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