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Becoming Kareem Growing up on and off the Court

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ISBN-10: 031655538X

ISBN-13: 9780316555388

Edition: 2017

Authors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld

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In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will focus on his relationships with several important coaches in his life - including his father, his high-school coach and Coach Wooden - as he tells the story of his life and career. Like many kids in elementary school, Kareem (then Lew Alcindor) struggled with fitting in, pleasing a strict father, and severe shyness that made him socially awkward. Unlike most kids, he also had to grapple with a sudden growth spurt that shot him up taller than pretty much everyone around him, including students, teachers, and even his own father. His increasing fame as a basketball player throughout high school brought new…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.90" wide x 9.35" long x 1.35" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Raymond Obstfeld is an associate professor of English at Orange Coast College, and is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including studies of the Italian Renaissance, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Moby-Dick.