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The Resource Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

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Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court
Title
Becoming Kareem
Title remainder
growing up on and off the court
Statement of responsibility
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • 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 Adbul-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 became the icon and legend he is today, both on and off the court. -- from dust jacket
Summary
"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"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10612408
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV884.A24
LC item number
A3 2017
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990
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
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True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
growing up on and off the court
Label
Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5894478
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316555388
Lccn
2017036942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975442500
Label
Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5894478
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316555388
Lccn
2017036942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975442500

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