Above The Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

ISBN-10: 141974108X
ISBN-13: 9781419741081
Author: Bryant, Jen
Illustrated by: Morrison, Frank
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Abrams Books

Publication Date: October 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

Description
Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball's all-time-greatest players--an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA.
Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisitely illustrated telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.

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