Publication Date: March 5, 2024
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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Beyond the Game is a new nonfiction chapter book series about athletes who have stepped up beyond sports to make a difference in the world, from acclaimed author, Andrew Maraniss and illustrator DeAndra Hodge. This is the story of LeBron James and his social justice work.
Before he became one of the most famous basketball players on the planet, before he began speaking out for justice, LeBron James was just a kid.
In this chapter book biography by acclaimed author Andrew Maraniss, illustrated by DeAndra Hodge, readers learn more about the life and work of LeBron James—from growing up with a single mother in Akron, Ohio, to his journey to the NBA and ten NBA championships, to his social justice work creating I PROMISE and speaking up for Black Lives Matter.
While known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, LeBron James has changed the world beyond sports.
Complete with black-and-white illustrations throughout, statistics, resources, and ways for kids to make a difference on their own—BEYOND THE GAME is a giftable and inspirational series for every reader.
Story Locale:Akron, OH; Miami, FL;
Series Overview: BEYOND THE GAME series
Book 1: LeBron James, Spring 24
Book 2: Maya Moore, Spring 24
Book 3: Pat Tillman, Fall 24
Book 4: TK, Summer 25
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