Epic Athletes: Kevin DurantEpic Athletes (Volume 8)
Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Marcelo Baez
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
In Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant, award-winning sports journalist Dan Wetzel tells the inspirational true-life story of an NBA superstar in this thrilling biography for young readers!
Featuring comic-style illustrations by Marcelo Baez!
In 2016, Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world when he decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Many questioned why one of the league's best players would join a team that was already stacked with talent—didn't he want to make a name for himself as the sole leader of a team?
Kevin would have the last laugh, winning two championships and putting to rest any questions about his incredible legacy. In choosing to tune out the noise, he instead set his sights on success, maintaining the same winning attitude that has helped him achieve and overcome ever since he was kid. Even after his father abandoned the family when he was a young boy, when he was told he was too skinny to make an impact in the NBA, Kevin ignored the critics and forged his own path to victory.
Filled with sports action and comic-style illustrations, this inspiring biography recaps the life of one of the most talented scorers in NBA history.
Praise for Epic Athletes:
* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. . . an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist, STARRED review of Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry
IT WAS THE FINAL MINUTE of the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals and a single basket—or rebound, steal, missed shot, or turnover—by either team could...
Praise for Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant
"Young hoop dreamers will find this a highly engaging read about one of today’s most skilled players." —Kirkus
"Dan Wetzel offers a well-organized and very readable account of Durant’s youth as well as his stellar career." —Booklist
"This detailed biography is full of play-by-play action sequences and illuminates Durant’s character, on and off the court. Young readers will find much to admire in Durant; the text’s pacing and sports-heavy details will keep them hooked until the final pages." —School Library Journal
Praise for EPIC ATHLETES:
A Junior Library Guild selection! (Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry and Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan)
* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. His insights into high school, collegiate, and professional basketball, along with his use of well-chosen quotes from insiders, make this book an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist, STARRED review of Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry