Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Basketball Dreams

Author: Chris Paul; illustrated by Courtney Lovett

Basketball Dreams

Basketball Dreams

About This Book

From NBA All-Star Chris Paul comes an inspirational and uplifting picture book about chasing your basketball dreams and the lessons he learned both on and off the court from his beloved grandfather...

Page Count
32
On Sale
01/10/2023
Age Range
3-6

Book Details

From NBA All-Star Chris Paul comes an inspirational and uplifting picture book about chasing your basketball dreams and the lessons he learned both on and off the court from his beloved grandfather Papa Chilly.

Growing up, young Chris Paul dreamed of playing professional basketball. But he knew it would take more than dedication and practice, so Chris looked to his grandfather Papa Chilly as a shining example of the values he could apply both in basketball and in life. Papa taught him about respect, faith, kindness, generosity, and the determination to succeed, just as Papa had succeeded as the first Black business owner of a service station in North Carolina. Serving as a beacon of inspiration for Chris, Papa Chilly and his lessons propelled Chris to become the star NBA player—and person—he is today.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781250810038

In The News

"Lovett’s digital artwork is bold, energetic, and emotionally expressive. A combination of childhood memoir and tribute to a beloved relative, Paul’s simply expressed personal narrative comes across as a celebration without sentimentality. While young aspiring athletes will find inspiration and advice here, the simply expressed, fundamental values are applicable far beyond sports and can lead to success in any field." —Booklist

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Basketball Dreams

Basketball Dreams