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3 Basketball Books For Young Kids

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“Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream” by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan

This picture book tells the story of a young Michael Jordan and his determination to succeed in basketball. With the support of his family, he learns important life lessons about hard work, perseverance, and believing in oneself.

“In the Paint” by Jeff Rud

This middle-grade novel follows 12-year-old Jake, who loves basketball but has to deal with a new stepfather and adjusting to a new school. The book explores themes of family, friendship, and pursuing one’s passions.

“Swish: The Quest for Basketball’s Perfect Shot” by Mark Stewart

This non-fiction book introduces young readers to the science behind basketball, focusing on the art of shooting the perfect basket. It covers the physics, math, and history of the sport while engaging kids with interesting facts and explanations.