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Barcode30293101889579
StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoEJB Bayl/Easy Bio
TitleAbove the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball / by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison.
AuthorBryant, Jen, 1960- author.
CollectionJNF Biography
Total Circ1
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101889579EJB Bayl/Easy Bio1/7/2021 Due on 2/16/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781419741081
International Standard Book Number 141974108X
Personal Name Bryant, Jen, 1960- author.
Title Statement Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball / by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.
Physical Description 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary, Etc. "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. From picture book powerhouses Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison, Above the Rim 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.
Subject-Personal Name Baylor, Elgin Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Basketball players United States Biography Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African Americans Segregation Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Basketball teams Juvenile literature.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Picture books.
Added Entry, Personal Name Morrison, Frank, 1971- illustrator.

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