Jeremy Lin: Rising Star

Jeremy Lin: Rising Star

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by James Buckley Jr.
     
 

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The biography of worldwide basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin!

Jeremy Lin is an overnight basketball success! But in order for him to have been ready for his big opportunity, he had to put in years of hard work and practice. Follow along as we trace Jeremy's rise from his high-school days, college hoops at Harvard, and bouncing around the NBA to his awesome,

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The biography of worldwide basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin!

Jeremy Lin is an overnight basketball success! But in order for him to have been ready for his big opportunity, he had to put in years of hard work and practice. Follow along as we trace Jeremy's rise from his high-school days, college hoops at Harvard, and bouncing around the NBA to his awesome, unprecedented performances with the New York Knicks. It's Lin-credible!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
Jeremy Lin's basketball success and his journey to achieve it are described in this unauthorized biography. Lin became famous in the sports world when he played for the New York Knicks and outscored Kobe Bryant in a game against the L.A. Lakers in 2012. The book discusses his family, particularly his parents' move from Taiwan to California before Jeremy and his brothers were born. Several chapters tell about his childhood experiences learning basketball and eventually playing in college. Lin was exposed to some racism over the years, but learned to not let it affect him. There are lots of details about high-profile games, particularly a famous game against the Lakers. Lin has become famous as a role model for Asian Americans as well as for Asian youth. Throughout the book, Buckley incorporates quotations from Jeremy and those associated with him. Coaches and trainers explain how Jeremy's talents help him succeed. Buckley also includes facts titled "Hoops Talk," which add basic information such as the definitions of a point guard, shooting guard, and pick-and-roll. Another "Hoops Talk" discusses Lin's role as a basketball pioneer. There are several photographs of Jeremy in action from the cover through the book. An uplifting story of praise for Jeremy's accomplishments, this book should be of interest to young basketball lovers and those who are looking for a lively biography. Reviewer: Vicki Foote

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545491471
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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James Buckley Jr. is one of the top authors of sports books for young readers. He has written over 50 books on sports for kids, including the Scholastic Year in Sports series. You can learn more about him at www.jamesbuckleyjr.com.

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Jeremy Lin: Rising Star 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Jr.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u there? ~ pokemon girl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nope
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When it happened, I was speechless. My fragile emotions were crashing down haphazardly around me like a delicate line of dominos. Except instead of a controlled and devious prod, it was more like BOOM!!! A vicious, out of the blue earthquake that shattered my sanity in one heart-wrenching moment. Like a lethal acid rain, melting me down to a dejected puddle of agony. <p> <p>Yep, that's my wonderful life. <p> <p>Interested, are you? Then please post a review and say so!! My other story is now at a single res, 'uio', whereas yesterday it had 42 results. So as soon as I post the full first part of this story, the location of my MR parody will be disclosed in it. Kapeesh? Or I'll just post at 'uio' with my other NOOK. Either way. <p> <p>Okay. The origin of this story. Believe it or not, this is based on a true story. Just with LOTS of hyperboles. And when I say LOTS, I mean LOOOTS. However, this general tale is true to a certain extent. Certain traumatizing events that will occur have happened in my life. <p> <p>Here's a brief summary; When I was in 6th grade, in mid-May, I had my family from Vietnam come to visit. I'd only ever seen them once before in my life. Anyway, life was great. Then one day, on a dismal Saturday, that all changed. One event flipped my life upside down, but even more so for the ones I love most. <p> <p>Thanks for bearing with me!!! ~ Lin &#9788 {For those that are wondering, the sun is made with &#<_>9788}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Why bother? All of the other clans I know I rp in them...and I can't leave my clan..." Starpaw meowed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Went back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not you... come back to grumpy cat...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go back to camp and i will switch places with sunstar()() he races to ethereal camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She climbed up the tree and started cleaning her wounds. "Go...don't let Ethreal find you."