Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court

Book review by Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Thoughtful memoir by basketball star and civil rights icon.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

i love this book it is fun to read

i think it is fun for all the families to read it
age 12+


It is a great book that demonstrates the difficulties of growing up as a African American. Kareem perseveres and becomes one of the greatest basketball players in the world.

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Great role models

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