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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
By Obstfeld, Raymond

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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. 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.
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ISBN 9780316555418
Released NZ 8 Jan 2019
Publisher Little, Brown
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780316555418
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown Young Readers
Released 8 Jan 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
By Obstfeld, Raymond
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 212mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 796.323092
Weight 280g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Basketball players - Biography - Juvenile literature - United States, African American basketball players - Biography - Juvenile literature, Social reformers - Biography - Juvenile literature - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade