Above The Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

byJen BryantIllustratorFrank Morrison

October 6, 2020|
Above The Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant
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The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team
 
Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA.

Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisitely illustrated telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.
 
Jen Bryant writes picture books, novels, and poems for readers of all ages. Her numerous awards include two Caldecott Honors, two ALA Schneider Family Book Awards, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award and Honor, and a Sibert Medal and Honor. Frank Morrison is the award-winning illustrator of many books for young readers, including two Coretta Sc...
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Title:Above The Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:40 pages, 10.8 X 8.9 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.8 X 8.9 X 0.55 in
Published:October 6, 2020
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:4
ISBN - 13:9781419741081

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