Yao Ming, 2nd Edition

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Yao Ming is a force on the basketball court. The center, born in Shanghai, China, towers over opponents at 7-foot-6. His strength, agility, and hard work have made him one of the most dominant big men in the NBA today. After leading his Chinese team to a championship in 2002, Yao was the top pick of the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. His arrival in the United States has helped to break down cultural barriers and has made Yao one of the most recognized athletes in the world.

Format Your Price
978-1-4677-0413-7
$28.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054020, JNF007050
Dewey 796.323092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 131654
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.