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

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

Label
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 Raymon Obstfeld
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Dewey number
796.323092
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
  • Basketball players
  • African American basketball players
  • Social reformers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymon Obstfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780316555388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1016921314
  • 893309
  • (OCoLC)on1016921314
  • 893309
Label
Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymon Obstfeld
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780316555388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1016921314
  • 893309
  • (OCoLC)on1016921314
  • 893309

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