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Author Bryant, Jen, 1960- author.
Title Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball / by Jen Bryant, illustrations by Frank Morrison.
Pub Info New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020]
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book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Barnstable (Sturgis) Juv.  J BIO BAY BRY     AVAILABLE
 Bourne Childrens-NEW  J BIOGRAPHY Baylor     AVAILABLE
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 92 BAYLOR     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 796.32309 BRY     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 921 Bay     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J BIOGRAPHY 920 Baylor     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 92 BAYLOR     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 796.323 BAYLOR     AVAILABLE
 West Barnstable (Whelden) Juv.  J 796.32 BRY     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 796.32 BRY     AVAILABLE
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Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Bibliog. 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.
Baylor, Elgin.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Biography.
Add Author Morrison, Frank, 1971- illustrator.
ISBN 9781419741081
141974108X
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