P&P Live! Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison-Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

Upcoming Event
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:00am

Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he was a constant inspiration. But when his team traveled for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was Black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA. With lively prose and stirring oil paintings, a perfectly matched author/illustrator team presents the story of an underrecognized athlete’s courage on and off the court.

Jen Bryant writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. Jen is the author of several award-winning picture books including A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, a Caldecott Honor winner; A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, a Sibert Honor winner; and The Right Word: Peter Mark Roget and His Thesaurus, AaSibert Medal winner and Caldecott Honor winner.

Frank Morrison has illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including The Roots of Rap; Let the Children March; Jazzy Miz Mozetta; Little Melba and Her Big Trombone; I Got the Rhythm, I Got the School Spirit; and My Feet are Laughing. His numerous accolades include multiple NAACP Image Awards, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, several state book awards, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.

Ages 7-10

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
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Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419741081
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 6th, 2020

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