On the Court with...Stephen Curry

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316509558

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Discover the amazing achievements of fan favorite two-time MVP Stephen Curry in this brand-new, comprehensive biography. Steph Curry is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, record-breaker, and Finals champion who electrifies fans with his incredible on-court feats. He's also a dedicated husband, father, and philanthropist who inspires people on and off the court. Learn more about this remarkable athlete in this biography, complete with stats and photographs.

Stephen Curry

Author: Kaitlyn Duling

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502651157

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6060


From a young age, Stephen Curry worked hard to achieve his dreams, no matter how lofty or unlikely they seemed. In this exhilarating biography, readers get the inside scoop on how a boy who was often deemed too small and too short to go pro became a standout three-point shooter, six-time NBA All-Star, and altogether revolutionary player for the sport of basketball. Stories that dig deep, illuminating sidebars, and entertaining facts all provide readers with an in-depth look at one of today's biggest sports stars.

Entertaining Race

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250135982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1043


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop "Entertaining Race is a splendid way to spend quality time reading one of the most remarkable thinkers in America today." —Speaker Nancy Pelosi "To read Entertaining Race is to encounter the life-long vocation of a teacher who preaches, a preacher who teaches and an activist who cannot rest until all are set free." —Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic pursuits. Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson’s consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson’s career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like Cornel West, David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Master P, MC Lyte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, John McWhorter, and Jordan Peterson. Most of this work will be new to readers, a fresh light for many of his long-time fans and an inspiring introduction for newcomers. Entertaining Race offers a compelling vision from the mind and heart of one of America’s most important and enduring voices.

Basketball Essentials

Author: Ryan Goodson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585939

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 2810


LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and all of the best basketball players in the world began their careers in the same way: by focusing on the fundamentals. With Basketball Essentials there has never been a better way to learn to play! In Basketball Essentials, you learn by doing. Sequential instruction and detailed photographs will guide you to perform the techniques and tactics of the game: Shooting Passing Dribbling Defending Rebounding In addition to the basics, you’ll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills and use those newly acquired tactics for competitive advantage. More than 100 of the best practice drills will develop your game and improve your performance. You’ll gain an understanding of the game, offensive and defensive strategies, and proven plays. Basketball Essentials is the best way to learn the basics in less time. It’s the only guide that teaches the skills and the love of the game.

Listening in the Afterlife of Data

Author: David Cecchetto

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478022531

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 9000


In Listening in the Afterlife of Data, David Cecchetto theorizes sound, communication, and data by analyzing them in the contexts of the practical workings of specific technologies, situations, and artworks. In a time he calls the afterlife of data—the cultural context in which data’s hegemony persists even in the absence of any belief in its validity—Cecchetto shows how data is repositioned as the latest in a long line of concepts that are at once constitutive of communication and suggestive of its limits. Cecchetto points to the failures and excesses of communication by focusing on the power of listening—whether through wearable technology, internet-based artwork, or the ways in which computers process sound—to pragmatically comprehend the representational excesses that data produces. Writing at a cultural moment in which data has never been more ubiquitous or less convincing, Cecchetto elucidates the paradoxes that are constitutive of computation and communication more broadly, demonstrating that data is never quite what it seems.

Golden Boys

Author: Bay Area News Group

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1629370665

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 5957


Strength in Numbers. The Warriors' 2014-2015 slogan fit this championship team to a T. While they were spearheaded by NBA MVP Stephen Curry, it took a true team effort and display of depth to claim their first NBA title in four decades. Buoyed by a dominant regular season in which they won a league-leading 67 games, the Warriors throttled the NBA with an explosive yet precise offense and a versatile and stingy defense. They cruised through the first three rounds of the playoffs, only losing three games as they dispatched the Pelicans, Grizzlies and Rockets, setting up a dream NBA Finals matchup with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, where coach Steve Kerr's team overcame a 2-1 series deficit to defeat Cleveland in six games. Packed with unmatched analysis and dynamic color photography from the Bay Area's largest newspaper publisher, Golden Boys takes fans through the Warriors' historic journey, from Steve Kerr taking over as head coach to Klay Thompson's red-hot 37-point quarter to Stephen Curry's MVP brilliance to the final horn sounding in Cleveland. This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Curry, Kerr, Thompson, breakout star Draymond Green, gritty defender Andrew Bogut, rising talent Harrison Barnes and other fan favorites.

Stephen Curry

Author: Jon M. Fishman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1467785458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1898


NBA scouts nearly overlooked point guard Stephen Curry. Most NBA stars come from well-known schools, but not Stephen. He played for Davidson College in North Carolina, where he set the all-time scoring record for his university and his conference. In 2007-2008, he set the all-time college record for most three-point shots made in a season. Stephen was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, chosen by the Golden State Warriors. He has racked up impressive stats ever since and led his team to the best record in the NBA midway through the 2014-2015 season.

Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry

Author: Dan Wetzel

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 125029584X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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In Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Dan Wetzel tells the inspiring, electrifying story of the NBA superstar, beginning a new series of sports biographies for young readers! Featuring comic-style illustrations by Zeke Peña! When you think of Stephen Curry, one word comes to mind: greatness. From shooting three-pointers with laser precision to his clutch ability to hit buzzer-beaters time and again, he has established himself as one of the best players in pro basketball. But greatness was never a guarantee for Steph. The son of a talented NBA player, he dreamed of one day playing professionally just like his dad. Yet Steph, who was always smaller and weaker than the competition, was told over and over that he would never be talented enough to be a college star or NBA player--let alone the MVP of the entire league. Through tenacity and hard work, he proved them all wrong and went on to dismantle the record books. With the high energy of a TV commentator, and featuring dynamic comic-style illustrations, this engaging biography tells the story of an NBA All-Star and the path he took to achieve his dreams. * "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. . . an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist (starred review) A Junior Library Guild selection!

Stephen Curry: Basketball Star

Author: Hubert Walker

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 1644938073

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6210


This exciting book introduces readers to the life and career of basketball star Stephen Curry. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.

Stephen Curry A Short Unauthorized Biography

Author: Fame Life Bios

Publisher: Fame Life Bios

ISBN: 1634976436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 2962


Stephen Curry: A Short Unauthorized Biography is a short unauthorized biography produced from electronic resources researched that includes significant events and career milestones. Ideal for fans of Stephen Curry and general readers looking for a quick insight about one of today's most intriguing celebrities. This must-read short unauthorized biography chronicles: Who is Stephen Curry Things People Have Said about Stephen CurryStephen Curry is BornGrowing Up with Stephen CurryStephen Curry Personal RelationshipsThe Rise of Stephen CurrySignificant Career MilestonesStephen Curry Friends and FoesFun Facts About Stephen CurryHow The World Sees Stephen Curry Stephen Curry A Short Unauthorized Biography is one of the latest short unauthorized biographies from Fame Life Bios. Check it out now!