Search Results: "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Place and character are vividly evoked and the distinct flavor of a different culture well caught in a collection that even so, perhaps by its nature, is touched by the already familiar."
An uneven but promising debut collection of sometimes beautifully crafted stories, with Middle Eastern settings, from an Arab-American writer living in the US. Read full book review >