Dirk Nowitzki, 2nd Edition

From the Series Amazing Athletes

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki didn’t grow up with a basketball in his hands. Dirk was born in Wurzburg, Germany, where soccer is the most popular sport. But as a teenager, Dirk discovered that he was a natural basketball player. After being selected in the 1998 NBA draft, the powerful 7’0" forward quickly proved that he is more than just a tall player. In 2011 Dirk was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the NBA Finals as Dallas beat the Miami Heat to become world champions. Learn more about Dirk’s unusual journey to the top of the basketball world.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category Sports
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054020, JNF038060
Dewey 796.323092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116806
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Websites, and eSource

Author: Jeffrey Zuehlke

Jeffrey Kuehlke has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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Amazing Athletes

Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete’s career from the beginning through his or her current achievements. This series is perfect for reluctant readers. View available downloads →