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Selected for "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The Quick Picks committee seeks books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure. -- Young Adult Library Services Association "American Library Association" An intimate look at James' life and incredible basketball career, following him to the moment when he became the number-one NBA draft pick . . . does an excellent job of depicting the intense pressure and scrutiny James and his family had to endure when he became basketball's hottest prospect. -- Book Reviewer "Booklist" A story of persistence, focus and strong loyalties with appeal well beyond the ranks of sports fans. -- Book Reviewer "The Plain Dealer" Doesn't weigh readers down with scores and statistics. Through interviews with those who knew LeBron while he was growing up (poor but loved in Akron, OH), the author draws a portrait of a boy who almost always had that special spark that defines him in the NBA today. -- Book Reviewer "School Library Journal" An intimate look at James' life and incredible basketball career . . . a well-rounded, personal portrait of the young superstar, which does an excellent job of depicting the intense pressure and scrutiny James and his family had to endure when he became basketball's hottest prospect. Sixty color photographs will entice sports fans to this inspiring, well-written biography.--Ed Sullivan"Booklist" (03/08/2004) A behind-the-scenes, in-depth, touch-your-heart kind of book.--Rob Mangino"WKBN AM Radio" (10/16/2003) Morgan's years covering James for the Beacon Journal have given him a depth of understanding . . . It's a story of persistence, focus and strong loyalties with appeal well beyond the ranks of sports fans.--Donna Marchetti"The Plain Dealer" (10/25/2003) Reads like LeBron on the break--quick and controlled--with a good mix of photos . . . Along the way [you'll discover] some things that you might not know about LeBron, even if you've been following his career since he was . . . well, a kid.--Steve Gleydura"Cleveland Magazine" (12/01/2003)

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