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African-American Athletes, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Nathan Aaseng
  • From the Series: A to Z of African Americans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816078696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7869-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 796.092
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 288


Praise for the previous edition:
"Writing is clear...[a] useful source...recommended for school and public libraries."—Booklist

"The range of entries is impressive...The writing is clear...valuable for brief student reports. Recommended."—Library Media Connection

African-American Athletes, Revised Edition highlights athletes who have competed at the highest levels in one or more sports. Each entry provides an exciting and enlightening biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in sports, followed by an up-to-date further reading list on that individual.

A bibliography, subject indexes (including one by year of birth and one by sport), and cross-references round out this accessible new volume.

New and revised profiles include:

  • Freddie Adu
  • Laila Ali
  • Barry Bonds
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Bryan Clay
  • Maritza Correira
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Allen Iverson
  • LeBron James
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Randy Moss
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Candace Parker
  • Serena and Venus Williams
  • Tiger Woods
  • Vince Young
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Nathan Aaseng received a B.A. in English and biology from Luther College in Iowa. Recognized as a Notable Wisconsin Author in 1999 by the Wisconsin Library Association, he has written more than 160 books on a wide range of topics and close to 100 biographies. He is also the author of African-American Religious Leaders, Revised Edition in Facts On File's A to Z of African Americans set.

Reviews and Awards

"...useful for quick reference..."


"...an informative resource that provides an overview of African American athletes...This resource is likely to complement personal and professional libraries, including middle and high school settings...useful..."

American Reference Books Annual

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