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Author Bryant, Jen, 1960- author.

Title Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball / Jen Bryant, illustrations by Frank Morrison.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020]

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's New Materials  J 92 BAYLOR    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920 BAYLOR    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B BAYLOR    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Children's New Books  JB BAYLOR    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Children's Department  J BIN HISTORICAL BRYANT    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J BIO BAYLOR    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Children's Department  PEOPLE & PLACES E BAY    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  JB BAYLOR ELGIN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Biographies  J B BAYLOR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Children's Books  J 796.323 BAYLOR    Check Shelf

Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references.
Summary "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 Baylor, Elgin -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Baylor, Elgin. (OCoLC)fst01923665
Basketball players. (OCoLC)fst00828280
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Biographies.
Added Author Morrison, Frank, 1971- illustrator.
ISBN 9781419741081 (hardcover)
141974108X
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