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Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

By: Jen Bryant

Illustrator: Frank Morrison

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.

Author’s note. Suggestions for further reading and resources. Notes. Time line. Full-color illustrations created in oil. 

ISBN: 9781419741081

JLG Release: Dec 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Elgin Baylor (1934– ) , US basketball players , Biography , Sports and recreation , Black athletes , Segregation , Civil rights movement , Discrimination , Peaceful protests , NBA (National Basketball Association)

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Book Details

ISBN

9781419741081

First Release

December 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

B

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Abrams

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Elgin Baylor (1934– ), US basketball players, Biography, Sports and recreation, Black athletes, Segregation, Civil rights movement, Discrimination, Peaceful protests, NBA (National Basketball Association),

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