MAGIC JOHNSON by Keith Elliot Greenberg

MAGIC JOHNSON

Champion with a Cause
Age Range: 11 - 13
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Here, a simply phrased account of Johnson's record-breaking basketball career is sandwiched between an analysis of the announcement's immediate effects and a look at his other career as a successful businessman. This is timely but superficial: the ``If I can get it, anyone can'' message is delivered, but readers will not learn much more about AIDS or the AIDS crisis, nor are they directed to other books or organizations that might help. Marginally useful for assignments; better efforts are probably in the pipeline. B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)

Pub Date: May 5th, 1992
ISBN: 0-8225-0546-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Lerner
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1992