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BIBLIO: 2013, Crabtree Publishing Company, Ages 9-12, $8.95.
FORMAT: Middle Grade
Today’s most exciting and popular young celebrities and athletes are profiled in Superstars! Enjoy reading about the life story and rise to fame of your favorite star or athlete from their first success to superstardom. The name LeBron James is familiar for the average sports fan and even some who are not sport enthusiasts. This helpful guide is a great way to learn more personal insight and history about this famous basketball star. LeBron grew up in Akron Ohio. He had a difficult childhood. Sports helped him excel and he looked to his coach for guidance and support. At the age of 19 he became the youngest NBA player in history to score 40 points, he was also the only player to average 20 points in a game as a rookie. In 2004 he played on Team USA at the Athens Olympics and was the youngest member. LeBron has had a roller coaster of a ride in his career.
This guide has lots of photography as well as history regarding his life. The back of the book has a glossary and resources so readers can learn more about the exciting life of LeBron “King” James. Author Rachel Stuckey has done her homework and research in this great guide about LeBron James. She offers so much insight and readers can really become engaged as they learn about him from the time he started to play basketball and his career in the present day. Parents and teachers will love this non-fiction guide for any home or classroom environment.