Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court
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Published:
New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition
Physical Desc:
xii, 16 pages of unnumbered plates, 289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Status:
Bordeaux - Kids Biography
jB A136b
Edmondson Pike - Kids Biography
jB A136b
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Description
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 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-inspiring 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316555388, 031655538X
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 7, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
990

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"An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Abdul-Jabbar, K., & Obstfeld, R. (2017). Becoming Kareem: growing up on and off the court. First edition New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947- and Raymond Obstfeld. 2017. Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947- and Raymond Obstfeld, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, and Raymond Obstfeld. Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court. First edition New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017. Print.

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