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Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist - PB
Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist - PB
Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist - PB
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Throughout his life, basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson has met both challenges and opportunities with perseverance and leadership. Dubbed "Magic," Johnson blazed a spectacular career in basketball. His play with the Los Angeles Lakers as point guard alongside center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as his epic rivalry with the Boston Celtics’ forward Larry Bird, marked a legendary era in the NBA. In 1991, Magic announced he had tested positive for HIV, a virus that can lead to the life-threatening disease AIDS, and was retiring from basketball. Little was known then about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. His declaration shocked the public but succeeded in putting a familiar and much-admired face on a disease that was shrouded in fear and prejudice. Magic Johnson's legacy includes his inspirational work as an advocate for the prevention of HIV and the still-incurable disease AIDS through his own foundation, which provides programs for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, including testing and safe sex practices.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9+
Guided Reading Level: X
Binding: Paperback
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Author(s): Diane Dakers

Format
Size: 7 ¼″ × 9 ¼″
No. of Pages: 112
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

GRL: X
ATOS: Not available at this time.
Dewey: 796.32
Lexile: 1090L
Copyright: 2017

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Magic Johnson: Basketball Legend, Entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS Activist

“Best Books for Kids & Teens” - The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Spring 2017