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A Season On The Reservation: My Soujourn With The White Mountain Apaches
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Stephen Singular

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    Format: Hardcover
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 209
    ISBN13: 9780688170776
    Imprint: William Morrow
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation

    Book Description:
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always been fascinated by history-nineteenth-century American history in particular. Tired of L.A., restless and looking for new adventure, challenge, and discovery, he decides to go live among the Apaches he’s read about. He encounters a complex reality. The kids on the Alchesay Falcons team don’t easily embrace what he’s trying to teach them on the court. Gradually they begin to learn from him as he begins to learn from them. He teaches them to push out of their comfort zone and try new things, both in sports and in life. They give him something he didn’t quite expect: a way to reconnect with his passion for basketball. This is a story about the qualities we have in common and the things that still divide us in terms of race, culture, and history. Along the way, we get to know the kids, the coaches, the town of Whiteriver and Alchesay High, the tribe-but most of all, we get closer to Kareem, a man well into middle age who wants to pass along his knowledge and experience in basketball and life. Kareem gives something back, and in so doing receives more than he ever imagined.

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