Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I Am #12: Lebron James by Grace Norwich

Release Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 978-0-545-73249-9
Ages: 8-10
Grades 3-5
E-ARC: Netgalley

From Goodreads:

I am basketball's biggest superstar--I am LeBron James.

LeBron James was the MVP of the 2013 basketball season and he is one of the best basketball players of all time. His accomplishments on and off the court will appeal to a wide audience-especially boys. He's the perfect person to lead with as the I AM series expands to include more current subjects.

The updated I AM series features full-color illustrated covers, and a mix of photos and illustrations throughout the interiors. A timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know help young readers understand the text and align the series with Common Core State Standards.
With Lebron's decision to return to Cleveland, he has been forced even farther into the spotlight. Scholastic now releases an accessible background of his life and career that gives you all of the important events in Lebron's life that led to his success. For a class project or as independent reading, this book will appeal to young boys.

The audience for this book is definitely boys who like to play basketball, or just like sports in general. The language is very accessible and age appropriate. The information is not too overwhelming and would lend itself well to a book report or PowerPoint presentation. 

I Am #12: Lebron James is the perfect go-to book to learn a little more about the basketball superstar!

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