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York : Coward McCann, 1966.
a famous athlete in the 1950's and 1960's isn't easy when you're a black
American. Bill Russell starts his life in the slums of New Orleans. When
his mother dies, he moves to the projects of Oakland. His brother is an
incredible athlete but Bill is a skinny, tall goof. Not athletic at all.
In high school, he didn't make the varsity basketball team until he was
a senior. Then he overcame the odds and got a college scholarship to San
Francisco. He was tormented throughout his college career being called
racial slurs by the opposing team's fans. After winning many NCAA championships,
will Bill Russell be prepared for the life of a superstar? Will he be able
to survive the grueling NBA season? Join Bill Russell as you travel through
the ups and downs he went through on his way to super star status becoming
one of the greatest athletes of all times. Read GO UP FOR GLORY by William
McSweeny. (Luke B., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord,
Russell, Bill, 1934-
Basketball -- Biography
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