RJ Julia Booksellers and Read to Grow present AN EVENING WITH KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
May 17, 2017 6:00pm
Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
The author and sports Hall of Famer discusses the new memoir of his decades-long friendship with UCLA coach and mentor John Wooden.
In conversation about “Coach Wooden and Me – Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court,” Abdul-Jabbar talks about the extraordinary connection between one player and one coach that led to basketball history and an American legend.
The event is a fundraiser for literacy non-profit Read to Grow. Each $75.00 ticket includes a signed copy of Coach Wooden and Me. A portion of each ticket purchase ($51.00) is a charitable donation and is tax deductible.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of six books for adults and three for children, many of them New York Times bestsellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for TIME magazine, writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age, and pop culture, and his essays and columns have also appeared in the Washington Post, in the Los Angeles Times and on Esquire.com, among other publications. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador and in 2016, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in Southern California.
Read to Grow helps build literacy right from birth and is the only statewide nonprofit organization that connects with parents in the hospital setting and prepares them to take an active role in their child's literacy development from day one. To help parents create language-rich homes in which children can develop critical early skills, Read to Grow provides books to families and to the program that interact with infants, toddlers, and school-age children and their parents.