Dwyane Wade (NBA Reader Series)
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Dwyane Wade (NBA Reader Series)

by John Smallwood
     
 

Hold the hardwood action in your hands with books from Scholastic and the NBA.

Meet the Miami Heat's newest star: Dwyane Wade. Starting with the 2003-2004 season, this guard has put the NBA, and opposing teams on notice. He's here. He's here to stay. And he's going home with a championship. You don't get dubbed "Flash" by teammate Shaquille O'Neal without a

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Hold the hardwood action in your hands with books from Scholastic and the NBA.

Meet the Miami Heat's newest star: Dwyane Wade. Starting with the 2003-2004 season, this guard has put the NBA, and opposing teams on notice. He's here. He's here to stay. And he's going home with a championship. You don't get dubbed "Flash" by teammate Shaquille O'Neal without a reason.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Athletes these days make the news—great college players get large sums to sign with major NBA teams. Their exploits, good and bad, cover the sports pages. Young boys, often those in the inner city, practice and play in schoolyards in the hope that they too will make the "big time." Dwyane Wade, a college superstar, was overshadowed by players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony and Darko Milicic—but his dreams were fulfilled when he was the fifth pick in the NBA draft by the Miami Heat. Pat Riley knew that a good guard is essential in a team and his pick turned things around for the Heat—in just three seasons Dwyane became one of the best NBA players and was part of the 2004 Olympic team. In 2006 Dwayne was one of the players who led the Heat to the NBA finals. Young boys fascinated with basketball will enjoy reading about Dwayne and his struggle to get out of his drug and crime infested neighborhood in Chicago. The real credit goes to his sister Tragil, who watched over and pushed him and finally took him out of the city to live with his father. After high school, Dwayne went to play at Marquette. He married his high school sweetheart and they now have a son. It was not easy being a student, father, and athlete, but he strived and prospered. The book is peppered with action shots from games, and in 2008 Dwayne will once again try and bring the gold home for the US Olympic team. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439912372
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Nba Reader Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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