Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and Off the Court

on June 14, 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar describes how he became one of the top basketball players of all time: from his childhood, through the influence of his many coaches and mentors, to the historical events that helped shape his life. This book goes far beyond a sports hero autobiography, intertwining civil rights history with issues of identity and what it means to be successful.

5 Responses to “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and Off the Court”

  1. Johnathan says:

    It’s my favorite book so far by a landslide.

  2. sherriff says:

    This is a great book and it captures his journey to the NBA

  3. Jordan says:


  4. Carole Oglesby says:

    Why do you think the title is “Becoming Kareem”? How does Kareem become more than
    – or different from – who he was before?

  5. Wallingford Elementary says:

    What a great book about one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Good read.

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