Author and former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will read from his second book in the Streetball Crew series, Stealing the Game, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.
Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Stealing the Game is a fast-paced story for tweens (ages 8-12) about teamwork, friendship and dark secrets. The book tackles issues like building self-esteem, celebrating one’s individuality and what it means to feel special. “Stealing the Game” also features teenagers who act like teenagers by debating zombies and falling in love while watching classic French movies.
Abdul-Jabbar is a retired basketball player named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. After his retirement, he wrote nine New York Times bestsellers on topics as varied as World War II, the Harlem Renaissance, and the impact of African-American inventors. The first book in his Streetball Crew series is Sasquatch in the Paint.