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Candace Parker: Basketball Star
Candace Parker: Basketball Star
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Candace Parker: Basketball Star

When Candace Parker beat out all the boys at the McDonald's All-American slam dunk contest in 2004, she became the first female player to win the event. In the years that followed, Parker's list of achievements became long and ever-growing. She was WNBA rookie of the year, a two-time WNBA most valuable player, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and more. Parker is also a mother, broadcaster, and role model. Discover more about Parker's amazing life in this inspiring biography.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
Lexile Level780L
ATOS Level4.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #506395
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandCapstone Captivate
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
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School Library Journal - Abby Busssen, Muskego Public Library, WI

"This snappy series provides bios of current big-name athletes. The overviews offer an in-depth look at each athlete’s rise to fame, including their early life and preprofessional play. . . . The writing is solid in each book and with stars like these, you can’t go wrong. Well-written options, so pick what will be popular in your community." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2020

Shane Frederick

Shane Frederick

Shane Frederick has been writing about sports since he worked for his high school newspaper in Wisconsin. He currently covers college hockey and other sports for "The Free Press" newspaper in Mankato, Minnesota, and has won awards for his stories from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is also the author of several sports books, including "The Best of Everything Football Book" and "The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams". A graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Shane lives in Mankato with his wife, Sara, their three children, Ben, Jack, and Lucy, and their dog, Molly.

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