More Than Just A Game: The Black Origins Of Basketball

ISBN-10: 0807552712
ISBN-13: 9780807552711
Author: Moore, Madison
Illustrated by: Ollivierre, Lonnie
Interest Level: K-5
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Date: September 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 32


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$12.74
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Interest Level

Grades K-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Q
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

Description
Today, the NBA is around 74% Black but, when basketball first started to catch on, it wasn't easy for Black people to play. They couldn't enter segregated YMCAs or attend privileged colleges. So Black Americans made their own spaces, playing in dance halls before the dancing started, and eventually forming teams called the Black Fives. More than Just a Game celebrates the history of basketball from a Black perspective, revealing how it changed Black communities and how they made the sport into what it is today.
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