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Stephen Curry: Epic Athletes, Book 1

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Breezy biography tracks the rise of an NBA superstar.

Book Dan Wetzel Biography 2019
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Athletes and sports fans will appreciate this inside look at the development of one of the most exciting and skilled basketball players to emerge in this era. Even though this is very recent history, it's easy to forget just how unexpected and improbable Steph's explosion onto the NBA scene and the Golden State Warriors' coronation as a dynasty was. Wetzel's straightforward narration does a decent job of highlighting the major characteristics that have proven key to Curry's success, though Stephen Curry: Epic Athletes, Book 1 is light on personal details and stays safely at surface level. The story is an inspirational one, although one of the paradox's of Steph's career has always been his status as both an undersized underdog and the privileged son of an NBA vet. Wetzel successfully threads the needle, making sure to emphasize the challenges Curry faced and overcame, the obstacles and letdowns he had to bounce back from, and the indescribable will to improve that made him the player and the man he is today.

For younger fans who may have missed or forgotten Steph's early career, this bio serves as a solid introduction. The comic-style illustrations by Zeke Peña provide some visual excitement, while Wetzel's writing is smooth and effective. However, readers interested in learning more about Steph Curry's development and how his personality and personal life have factored into his success may want to turn to the stellar biography Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, by accomplished Warriors' insider and beat writer Marcus Thompson II. While that book is written for an adult audience, the famously wholesome and kid-friendly Curry's story is tame enough to be appropriate for young readers.

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