Shop PreK-12 Collections by Category:

Shop by Program:

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On And Off The Court

ISBN-10: 031655541X
ISBN-13: 9780316555418
Author: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: November 2018

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 304


Paperback
$7.49
Quantity
Icon Add to Wish List Icon Add to Cart
 
Icon
Your Name:
Your Email:
Friend's Email:

Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 990L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

Description
In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will focus on his relationships with several important coaches in his life - including his father, his high-school coach and Coach Wooden - as he tells the story of his life and career. Like many kids in elementary school, Kareem (then Lew Alcindor) struggled with fitting in, pleasing a strict father, and 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 could he do? Recruited to UCLA, his fame as an unstoppable center made him a colleg
Find This And Other Titles Like It In The Following Collections… See All

Biography & Memoir Grades 9-12

Complete Starter Grades 9-12 Library

CPS Grade 5 African American Cultural Infusion Classroom Library

Grade 5 High-Interest Nonfiction