Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690235

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Description

Kevin Durant is a kid at heart when he's not busy being a basketball star. He is a 6-foot-9 forward with guard skills and a drive to be the best in whatever he does. That includes acting-Durrant starred in the movie Thunderstruck. He made such an impression in his one year at the University of Texas that he became the NBA's no. 2 draft pick. Before he was 25 years old, Durrant was a three-time NBA scoring champion and an Olympic gold medalist. He rates as one of the NBA's most popular players-you can catch him on Twitter-and goes out of his way to help those in need. Durrant is a superstar in every sense of the word.

Reading Level
Lexile
950L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
V
ATOS
6.3
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Biographies High Interest Sports & Recreation
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies Other
Language
English (US)
Type
Non-Fiction
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