Kramer, S.A Basketballs Greatest Players 48 pgs. Random House, 2015. $3.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G EARLY READER
features short chapters about 5 great basketball players such as Wilt
chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and Larry Bird. A photograph of the player in
action starts each chapter, followed by dropping the reader right into an
action packed game, then going back to provide information about the childhood
of the player, major career highlights, and stats.
This is an
early reader level 5, so 2-4 grades. I would put this at the upper end of that spectrum,
as it doesn’t hold back with the real life facts like suicide, murder, AIDS,
ect. I bet the audience for this short book will be mostly K-2 grade, so if you
feel like monitoring it, and holding it for the mid grade readers, then it might work
EL(K-3), EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.