Remember Me
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Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball
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Children's - Preschool-3rd Grade, Age 4-8 
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40 p. ; 
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Hardcover
ISBN 9781419741081
Publisher Summary
Winner of 2021 Orbis Pictus Award!

The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team

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.
 
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