From the Series Amazing Athletes
Houston Rockets guard James Harden lit up scoreboards to the tune of more than 25 points per game in 2014-2015. That made him one of the best scorers in the league. But he wasn’t always such a star player. When James played for the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2009 to 2012, he started only seven games. After signing on with Houston for the 2012-2013 NBA season, James exploded as one of the top players in the NBA. Read all about James’s journey from his birthplace in Los Angeles to NBA stardom in Houston.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 8.625|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||177529|
|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: Jon M. Fishman
Jon M. Fishman is an editor, author, and sports fan. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and three dogs.
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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 →