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Becoming Kareem

Growing Up On and Off the Court

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Author · Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Narrator

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The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with "coaches" who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar's life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiriting journey.

Written especially for young readers, Becoming Kareem chronicles how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar become the icon and legend he is today, both on and off the court.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2017

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 159.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 159.4 MB

Raymond Obstfeld (Author)

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

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Raymond Obstfeld (Narrator)

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

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of many New York Times bestsellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for many...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Narrator)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of many New York Times bestsellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for many...

More about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Creators

Author :
Raymond Obstfeld
Narrator :
Raymond Obstfeld
Author :
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Narrator :
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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