African-American Athletes
African-American Athletes
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Annotation: Offers alphabetically arranged profiles of more than one hundred fifty African-American athletes since the late nineteenth century.
Catalog Number: #4848393
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Facts On File
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: viii, 280 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8160-7869-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-8160-7869-1
Dewey: 796.092
LCCN: 2010010023
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
This revised title in Facts On File's A to Z of African Americans series includes about 170 alphabetically arranged biographical essays. Entries identify birth year (and death, if needed) as well as what the person is known for, along with influences and important life events. Black-and-white photos are provided for about one-third of the individuals. Suggestions for further reading follow every article, and a bibliography of books is found at the end of the volume. Also at the end are a list of entries by birth decade, a list by topic, and an index. Coverage begins with Hank Aaron and ends with Tiger Woods, with gymnast Dominique Dawes, soccer player Brianna Collette Scurry, and skater Debi Thomas among the many baseball, basketball, and football stars. Content is relatively current; Shani Davis' participation in the 2010 Olympics is included. This title may be useful for quick reference, though most of the information is available elsewhere.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9-12
Guided Reading Level: T
Fountas & Pinnell: T
Praise for the previous edition:Writing is clear...[a] useful source...recommended for school and public libraries.—Booklist
The range of entries is impressive...The writing is clear...valuable for brief student reports. Recommended.—Library Media Connection
African-American Athletes, Revised Edition highlights athletes who have competed at the highest levels in one or more sports. Each entry provides an exciting and enlightening biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in sports, followed by an up-to-date further reading list on that individual.
A bibliography, subject indexes (including one by year of birth and one by sport), and cross-references round out this accessible new volume.
New and revised profiles include:
Freddie Adu
Laila Ali
Barry Bonds
Kobe Bryant
Bryan Clay
Maritza Correira
Kevin Garnett
Allen Iverson
LeBron James
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Randy Moss
Shaquille O'Neal
Candace Parker
Serena and Venus Williams
Tiger Woods
Vince Young
and more.

Praise for the previous edition: "Writing is clear...[a] useful source...recommended for school and public libraries."-Booklist "The range of entries is impressive...The writing is clear...valuable for brief student reports. Recommended."-Library Media Connection African-American Athletes, Revised Edition highlights athletes who have competed at the highest levels in one or more sports. Each entry provides an exciting and enlightening biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in sports, followed by an up-to-date further reading list on that individual. A bibliography, subject indexes (including one by year of birth and one by sport), and cross-references round out this accessible new volume. New and revised profiles include: Freddie Adu Laila Ali Barry Bonds Kobe Bryant Bryan Clay Maritza Correira Kevin Garnett Allen Iverson LeBron James Floyd Mayweather Jr. Randy Moss Shaquille O'Neal Candace Parker Serena and Venus Williams Tiger Woods Vince Young and more.


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