James Harden

From the Series Amazing Athletes

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

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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
BISACS JNF054020, JNF007100
Dewey 790
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.375 x 8.625
Lexile 800
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, 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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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 →