Magic Johnson by Keith Elliot Greenberg
Champion with a Cause (Sports Achievers Biographies)

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Profiles the life and career of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the talented guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, three-time most valuable player in the National Basketball Association, and discusses his efforts to deal with the AIDS virus.
 

About Keith Elliot Greenberg

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Keith Elliot Greenberg coauthored "Legends of Wrestling: Freddie Blassie -- Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks" with wrestling icon "Classy" Freddie Blassie shortly before his death in 2003. A third-generation wrestling fan and senior writer for World Wrestling Entertainment publications, Greenberg is the author of more than thirty nonfiction children's books, and has written for "The New York Observer, USA Today" and "The European, " among others. He's also an award-winning television producer whose credits include "48 Hours, America's Most Wanted, " Court TV, VH-1, PBS, and The History Channel. He and his family live in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published May 1, 1992 by Lerner Publishing Group. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement.

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This is a stimulating, reliable example of cogent sports biography for children. While touching on Johnson's childhood, high school and college experiences, Greenberg's work remains a basic recap of o

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The final chapter, ``Looking Ahead,'' tells of Johnson's new role as a candid and forthright spokesperson for the importance of safer sex and/or sexual abstinence.

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