Above the Rim

921 BAY

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Above the Rim : How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

Bryant, Jennifer.

New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020]

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

"Though not as widely known as other basketball legends, hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of the game's all-time greatest players--an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. A member of the early, scrappy NBA and one of the first professional African American players, Elgin (b. 1934) played in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, taking risks on and off the court. Known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, he inspired others to get creative with their game. But when traveling for away games, hotels and restaurants weren't as welcoming of Elgin as they were of his white teammates. Together, Elgin and his teammates boycotted places practicing segregation until the entire NBA followed suit. [This book] is a peek into the early days of the NBA, a poetic telling of the life of an under-known athlete, and a celebration of standing up for what is right"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Level: 2.3

Available

NonfictionNonfiction

1 copy available at Binford Elementary School

ISBN:

978-1-41974108-1

LC Call No:

GV884.3.B39 B79 2020

Dewey Class No:

796.323/092 B 23

Author:

Bryant, Jennifer.

Title:

Above the Rim : How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball / by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison.

VaryingTitle:

How Elgin Baylor changed basketball

Publisher:

New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Physical:

1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references.

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal starred, October 2020

Citation/Refs:

Booklist starred, September 2020

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Starred, November 2020

Summary:

"Though not as widely known as other basketball legends, hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of the game's all-time greatest players--an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. A member of the early, scrappy NBA and one of the first professional African American players, Elgin (b. 1934) played in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, taking risks on and off the court. Known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, he inspired others to get creative with their game. But when traveling for away games, hotels and restaurants weren't as welcoming of Elgin as they were of his white teammates. Together, Elgin and his teammates boycotted places practicing segregation until the entire NBA followed suit. [This book] is a peek into the early days of the NBA, a poetic telling of the life of an under-known athlete, and a celebration of standing up for what is right"--Provided by publisher.

Target Audience:

2.3.

Target Audience:

K-3 Follett School Solutions.

Subject:

Baylor, Elgin.

Subject:

Basketball players--Biography.

AE:PersName:

Morrison, Frank, 1971-, ill.

Call:

921 BAY

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510 Citation/Refs 3   $a Name of source  Horn Book Starred, November 2020
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    $s   Booklist starred, September 2020
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