Let's Talk
About It
Pause and reflect with the children on the setting, characters, events and the cultural representations in the book.

Above the Rim

The story of basketball legend, hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor. His life story is told together with the presentation of keystone civil rights activists. A book that celebrates basketball and the power of standing up for your rights.


Text copyright 2020 Jen Bryant
Illustrations copyright 2020 Frank Morrison
Edited by Howard W. Reese
Book design by Steph Stilwell and Max Temescu
Published in 2020 by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.
All rights reserved.
Used by permission of the Author, Illustrator, and Abrams Books.

  • Written by Jen Bryant
  • Illustrated by Frank Morrison
  • Published by Abrams Books
  • Narrated by Greg Paulus
  • Running Time 00:11:18
  • Written by Jen Bryant
  • Illustrated by Frank Morrison
  • Published by Abrams Books
  • Narrated by Greg Paulus
  • Running Time 00:11:18
  • Narrator Greg Paulus
  • Position Head Coach
  • Team Niagara Purple Eagles - Niagara University
  • Hometown Syracuse, New York
  • Birthdate July 3, 1986
  • Height 6' 1"
  • Favorite Book Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Favorite Basketball Player Michael Jordan
  • Bio Link