I Got Next
It’s game day! In this action-packed picture book from Daria Peoples-Riley, the creator of the acclaimed This Is It, a young basketball player gets hyped for a neighborhood pickup game. I Got Next encourages hard work and determination and celebrates imagination and the joy of basketball. Fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes will devour this exuberant book.
Time to play! Put your game face on, play to win. Fight, all the way to the end.
A young basketball player practices on the playground, preparing for an upcoming pickup game while his shadow urges him to play hard and leave his heart on the court. As the boy dribbles and weaves, shoots and scores, his shadow gives him the encouragement he needs to overcome pregame jitters and join the competition.
In the companion to her debut picture book This is It, author-illustrator Daria Peoples-Riley praises hard work, dedication, and the love of the game. With vibrant artwork and a lively, rhythmic text, I Got Next is an exceptional read-aloud. The perfect choice for fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, by Derrick Barnes; Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall; and Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña.
Illustrated and Written by: Daria Peoples-Riley
Hardcover: 40 pages