Search Results: "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar"


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SASQUATCH IN THE PAINT by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Fearless, caring sports fiction. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A crisp tale of sports, smarts and what it means to be your own man or woman—or boy or girl, if you happen to be 13. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"In 1996, though, it seems curiously behind the times. (Author tour)"
A spirited collection of stories interspersed with the athlete-author's often clichÇd comments and observations. Read full book review >

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STEALING THE GAME by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A deft, understated sports thriller with a solid moral compass. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Abdul-Jabbar and Obstfeld (Sasquatch in the Paint, 2013) team up for another exploration of the intersection of sports and life conduct.Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Heartfelt sentiments on how racism, gender equality, and other social and cultural issues in America can be changed for the betterment of all."
Insights into life from the cultural commentator and former Hall of Fame basketball player. Read full book review >

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COACH WOODEN AND ME by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A pleasant expression of deep appreciation for a man who changed the author's life by enriching it."
One of the greatest basketball players in history reflects on one of the greatest coaches in history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Thoughtful, introspective, and candid, Abdul-Jabbar offers readers a refreshing departure from the usual I—m-the-greatest tone of jock-penned tomes."
A restless basketball legend coaches high schoolers on an Arizona Indian reservation and learns a good deal more than he teaches. Read full book review >

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MYCROFT HOLMES by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"The central conceit is audacious; Mycroft's sense of moral outrage is nicely reflective of the era; the historical detail is solid; and the period decorum is well-maintained throughout. Only the characters and their cumbersome individual interactions are muffled by all the grade-A trappings."
That's right: nonpareil basketball player Abdul-Jabbar, who's already written memoirs, nonfiction titles, and children's books (Stealing the Game, 2015, etc.), partners with screenwriter Waterhouse to introduce a prequel to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2004

"Solid and well written: the authors reveal a little-known aspect of WWII on the home front and abroad."
A spirited account of the storied all-black tank battalion, one of the most highly decorated units in WWII. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Examine his name. (authors' notes, bibliography) (Informational fiction. 8-12)"
A handyman named R.E. Mital teaches a pair of twins about great African-American inventors and scientists as they explore their new house. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA & ABDUL  by Shrabani  Basu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"King Edward's success in repressing stories of one of Queen Victoria's advisers has now been overturned with solid research and crisp, clear writing."
The story of the Indian man who took the place of John Brown in Queen Victoria's life and heart. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, ABDUL by Dolores Sandoval
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An author's note provides a brief history of Sierra Leone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Abdul sells oranges in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where it costs money to go to school. Read full book review >