Meet Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors Superstar

From the Series Sports VIPs (Lerner ™ Sports)

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

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is a three-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, and the league’s greatest long-range shooter. Learn about his athletic family and how he sinks so many clutch shots.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Biography, Sports
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lerner ™ Sports
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054020
Dewey 796.323092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 840
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Author: Joe Levit

Joe Levit is a writer based in New York City.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The illustrated “Sports VIPs” series is designed to give young fans an up-close look at the lives and achievements of some of the greatest athletes of modern times. In each book, some of the career-defining moments of the spotlighted athlete are presented. Such important moments are used as a jumping off point to present readers with biographical information designed to give a fuller look at the athlete and their accomplishments. Each volume in this sports biography series enables readers to learn about the background, family life, accomplishments, and setbacks that have led to such highly acclaimed careers. All of this is illustrated with numerous color photographs of the featured athlete in action. At the end of the book, readers will find career statistics and a list of additional they can use for more in-depth analysis of their performance. This selection from the series puts Golden State Warrior Stephen “Steph” Curry who in the spotlight. Curry is an outstanding basketball player whose unique long-range shooting talents have helped revolutionize the way professional basketball is played. Curry comes from an athletic family; his father, Dell, was a fine professional basketball player with the Charlotte Hornets, while his mother, Sonya, played three sports in high school and was a collegiate volleyball player. Curry’s brother, Seth, is also a professional basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Steph Curry holds virtually every record in NBA history in terms of long-range, three-point shooting. In fact, it can be argued that Curry’s uncanny ability to hit extremely long jump shots has fundamentally altered offensive strategy in NBA basketball. Curry’s talents are a key element in the success of the Warriors, a team that has won four NBA championships since he joined the franchise. Curry’s on the court achievements are matched by his off the court charitable contributions, as he has donated substantial amounts of time and money to good causes. Steph Curry’s athletic and charitable accomplishments are well-presented in this concise biography. Readers who wish to learn more about an athlete who is able to balance the responsibilities of his profession with a charitable demeanor will enjoy this book. Reviewer Rating: 4" —Children’s Literature