Fall 2020

Colin Kaepernick

Athletes Who Made a Difference

From the Series Athletes Who Made a Difference

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

This graphic biography shows readers the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick’s life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.

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978-1-5415-7817-3
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$20.99
978-1-7284-0293-2
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$8.99
978-1-5415-9942-0
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$31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Subject Diversity, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-08-04
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF062010, JNF054050, JNF062040
Dewey 796.332092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 690
Guided Reading Level W
Features Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, Source notes, and Table of contents

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“[B]alances biography and sports in a way that will interest all readers . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Blake Hoena

Blake Hoena has written more than one hundred books for children, including an original graphic novel series, Eek & Ack, and graphic novel retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Peter Pan. Blake lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and hundreds of comics.

Illustrator: Sam LeDoyen

Sam LeDoyen is a freelance Illustrator from the UK. Sam specializes in narrative imagery with a touch of fantasy and surrealism, and also likes to play with animation.