[read online Textbooks] Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court (English Edition)Author Kareem Abdul Jabbar – Entrecielos.co

In our current moment when black athletes are joining the national confrontation with the nation s overwhelming legacy of racial injustice, few are better suited to provide context than Abdul Jabbar Wrestling with what it means to be black, determining his own responsibility and capacity to respond to injustice, and becoming the kindest, gentlest, smartest, lovingest version of himself takes center stage in this retelling of the early part of his life Like the author s unstoppable skyhook, this timely book is a clear scoreKirkus, starred review More than a play by play sports story, it s an honest, powerful exposition of what it means to be black in white America, offering a de facto history of the civil rights movementBooklist, starred review This timely and unforgettable memoir is essential for middle and high school collections, and affords rich opportunities for classroom and book club discussionsJ, starred reviewKareem Abdul Jabbar is as gifted an intellect as he is an athlete It s a tale by a wise elder about basketball, sure, but also about cultural, political, social, and religious awakenings, big stuff narrated in a very accessible wayThe New York Times Book ReviewThe first memoir for young readers by the sports legend explores his path from his days as a shy boy named Lew Alcindor to becoming Kareem

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