2-Becoming Kareem

Becoming Kareem by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Choose one of the following prompts to respond to:

Option 1: People share their autobiographies with young people to help students learn from other people’s experiences. What lessons did you learn from Kareem’s story?

Option 2: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a phenomenal athlete as well as an activist for African Americans. Would you compare him to any other celebrities today who are known for both their talent and their activism? Who? Why?

3 thoughts on “2-Becoming Kareem

  1. I would compare him to Coby Bryant because they both played basketball and both left a remarkable achievement.

  2. I learned to never give up and I learned a bit about basketball which I play in a league. I like how he never gave up on anything and even though he was really good at basketball he still got good grades and was religious even if it was not the religion his parents picked for him.

  3. I learned a lot from this book. One thing I learned was that you shouldn’t care what other people think of you. Even though he changed to another religion and people said mean things to him because he did that, he din’t care what they said and he was proud of who he was, no matter what. I also learned that it is important to be yourself and don’t be what other people make you. His parents wanted him to be a certain person, but he carved his own path and became the person that he wanted to be. I think that those are both very useful lessons, and I am really glad that I read this book because it taught me a lot.

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