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 Kevin Durant (Epic Athletes)
 Author: Wetzel, Dan

 Publisher:  Holt (2020)

 Dewey: 796.3230
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 147 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 936878 ISBN: 9781250295835
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Durant, Kevin, -- 1988-
 National Basketball Association
 Basketball
 Basketball players -- United States -- Biography
 African American athletes -- Biography

Price: $20.88

Summary:
The inspirational real-life story of NBA superstar, Kevin Durant, and highlights from his storied career!

 Illustrator: Baez, Marcelo
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.70
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 510401

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/20)
   Booklist (06/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2020 When Kevin Durant and his brother were kids, they knew that money was tight, but they could count on their mother and their grandmother for stability, discipline, and caring. Teased about his height, eight-year-old Kevin signed up for basketball at a nearby recreation center. There he found excellent coaches, including Taras Brown, whose saying, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard,” became a mantra for Durant. Even as a child, he practiced fundamentals with determination and a sense of purpose, and the skills that he practiced became his springboard to greatness. More than half of the book tells of Durant’s childhood and his teen years, while the rest details his NBA career and his philanthropic work. An appended section gathers the creative black-and-white drawings that appear at the chapter headings and uses them to visually reprise his life story. In this volume from the Epic Athletes biography series, sportswriter Dan Wetzel offers a well-organized and very readable account of Durant’s youth as well as his stellar career. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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