Michael Jordan: A Life Above the Rim

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Harper Collins, Nov 9, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Michael Jordan was a late bloomer.Cut from the Varsity basketball team in high school when he first tried out, Michael nonetheless became the best basketball player that ever lived—Rare Air Jordan.The true story of how Michael Jordan achieved this amazing level of success as a basketball player—and as the high king of commercial endorsements—underscores one of the new roles of athletes in our society today.Here's a fascinating look at both the evolution of basketball and Michael Jordan's stunning climb to the peak of his sport, and his season in minor league baseball.

 

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Contents

Prologue
allowances PETEAXTHELM
For every Michael Jordan there is an Earl Manigault EARL
Michael Jordan? Jump jump jump Very quick Very fast
Because a guy can bury a twentyfoot jumper or glide to
Michael Jordan is not a proper role model for black youth
Its not always fair MICHAEL JORDAN
Every day youve got to be in a good mood because that
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Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in that genre. He lives in Manhattan and on Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Lois, and his dog, Milo.