Kids story

The purpose of this children’s football story? Cultivate the love of poetry

Nick Hall, the 12-year-old protagonist of Kwame Alexander’s latest verse novel “Booked”, is a football star who dreams of playing the European Cup. Sadly, her days are filled with the more mundane challenges most college kids face: humorless parents, demanding teachers, schoolyard bullies, unshared crushes. Her frustration spills over into her father in the poem […]