Los Angeles, CA – December 2, 2011 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has teamed up with Follett Corporation to distribute his teaching materials, books and films to Follett’s global clientele. Follett is a leading distributor of PK-12 classroom materials and library resources in the U.S. and 148 other countries.
Follett and Abdul-Jabbar introduced materials that focused on forgotten heroes who impacted American history at the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) conference in Washington, D.C. on December 2nd at the Washington Convention Center.
A Teaching Resource Kit from Abdul-Jabbar’s film On The Shoulders of Giants was available. The film explores the Harlem Renaissance and its cultural and social significance through the lives of people in literature, music and sports who struggled against social injustice and racial intolerance, yet still emerged victorious.
Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and New York Times best-selling author who has written seven books was awarded the Lincoln Medal by Attorney General Eric Holder at Ford’s Theatre earlier this year.
“I can do more than shoot a ball through a hoop: my greatest asset is my mind” said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most accomplished basketball players in U.S. history. He is the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and a New York Times best-selling author who has written seven books and is a committed advocate for teaching history through social studies education. Since retiring from basketball he has been busy writing more books, making films, and speaking around the world about how different cultures can learn from one another. He is dedicated to bringing history and social studies to children across the globe, using basketball as the language that unites them. His latest book is his first children’s book entitled What Color is My World: How African American Inventors Changed the Way We Live is set to released in January 2012 by Candlewick Publishing.