Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
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The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with "coaches" who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar's life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiriting journey.

Written especially for young readers, Becoming Kareem chronicles how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar become the icon and legend he is today, both on and off the court.

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11/21/2017
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (2017). Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Unabridged Blackstone Audio.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 2017. Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Blackstone Audio.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Blackstone Audio, 2017.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. Unabridged Blackstone Audio, 2017.

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Like many kids in elementary school, Kareem, known then as Lew Alcindor, struggled with fitting in, pleasing a strict father, and dealing with severe shyness that made him socially awkward. Unlike most kids, he also had to grapple with a sudden growth spurt that shot him up taller than pretty much everyone around him, including students, teachers, and even his own father. His increasing fame as a basketball player throughout high school brought new challenges as this shy boy was shoved into the national spotlight. At the same time, social unrest in the country, particularly involving the growing civil-rights movement, tugged at his conscience as he tried to find his place in it. After all, he was just a kid. What...

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At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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