Michael Jordan: A Life Above the Rim, Lipsyte, Robert

Michael Jordan: A Life Above the Rim

Authors: Lipsyte, Robert
Genres: Biography
Topics: Sports, Careers, African American History/Interest
Lexile: 770
Publisher: HarperCollins
BISAC/Subject: JNF018010, JNF007100, JNF054020
Grade: 13 - 17
ISBN: 9780062036001, Related ISBNs: 0062036009, 9780062036001
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 96
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis:

Michael Jordan was a late bloomer.Cut from the Varsity basketball team in high school when he first tried out, Michael nonetheless became the best basketball player that ever lived—Rare Air Jordan.The true story of how Michael Jordan achieved this amazing level of success as a basketball player—and as the high king of commercial endorsements—underscores one of the new roles of athletes in our society today.Here's a fascinating look at both the evolution of basketball and Michael Jordan's stunning climb to the peak of his sport, and his season in minor league baseball.

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