Written by Jen Bryant
Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Sometimes you have to sit down to stand up.” This lyrical story is a celebration of standing up for what is right. It tells the story of how Hall of Fame, NBA basketball star, Elgin Baylor, not only changed the way basketball was played, but he helped change things off the court as well. He followed the lead of those like Rosa Parks and the NAACP youth council who staged a sit-in at a “white’s only” lunch counter. Elgin sat down. In fact, he staged his own one-man protest that captured the attention of many!
I was thrilled to read this book, yet slightly embarrassed that as a former basketball player, I had never heard of Elgin Baylor. I love learning right along with my kids! Read more >>
Originally posted on January 19, 2023.