The Man Who Invented the Game of Basketball: The Genius of James Naismith
Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Readers will learn all about James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, in this edition of the “Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas” series. Like most good biographies of this inventor, this book gives an account of Naismith’s early life, what led him to inventing one of the most popular games in the history of sports, and what he did for the rest of his life. With so much information about this famous inventor (who did quite a lot in his lifetime besides inventing such an amazing game) kids could be overwhelmed; however, the plethora of old photographs and the text having just a little extra white space will make it so that youngsters won’t be quite so dazed by 37 pages covering Naismith’s life. The book is concluded with additional facts, glossary, timeline, index, list of resources, and a few pages on how to become an inventor in this biography resource. Kids who are looking for a biography book on someone who is interesting and is not the same person that the rest of their class is doing a biography report on will enjoy picking up this book.
Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2014
AGES: Elementary School