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The Resource Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball, by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison

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

Label
Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball
Title
Above the rim
Title remainder
how Elgin Baylor changed basketball
Statement of responsibility
by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2021.
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, 2021.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10932674
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryant, Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV884.3.B39
LC item number
B79 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morrison, Frank
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baylor, Elgin
  • Basketball players
  • Basketball players
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how Elgin Baylor changed basketball
Label
Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball, by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419741081
Lccn
2019048159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1129398723
Label
Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball, by Jen Bryant ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419741081
Lccn
2019048159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1129398723

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