Kobe: The Birth of a Legend French Reader—Past Tense Version
At 17 years of age, Kobe Bryant was one of the first players ever to be drafted directly from high school into the NBA and was well on his way to becoming one of the most famous basketball players of all time. His incredible talent and pure determination had a profound and lasting impact on the world of basketball, in the U.S. and beyond. But Kobe did not start as a basketball prodigy in the U.S. He spent his childhood in Italy, where soccer reigns and few of his peers played basketball, and none of them with his skill and intensity. This story takes Kobe from shooting hoops in a church playground in Rieti to playing for the LA Lakers in the NBA.
Unique Words: 250
Total Words: 4,000
©2020. French. Level 2–3. Middle school, high school. 5 x 7 inches. Softcover, 83 pages.
About the Author
Theresa Marrama, a CI French teacher in northern New York, writes comprehensible readers in French and Spanish. She believes in the power of reading, and hopes her books will help to engage students and foster a love of reading and language acquisition.