NBA Hall of Famer and former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar graced his presence in the Orange County area to promote his newly released book, “What Color is My World,” which takes a look into African American inventors for the young readers. Jabbar felt it was necessary to relay the message to todays youth when asked about the importance of the book.
“When I was a kid, history books did not explain anything that Black Americans had contributed to American life, explained Abdul-Jabbar. “The only thing that they focused on were the issues of slavery and civil rights, and theres so much more to the picture,” continued the author.
Fans got the special opportunity to have their books signed by the author himself and also ask any questions they might be curious to know. Kareem encouraged fans and welcomed them to speak to him as he signed. Throughout the event, it was made clear the focus was on the kids and their future to come.
“They should go for their dreams and try to do whatever it is they think they can achieve. Failure is not what it’s about and you try things until you succeed,” stated the NBA legend.
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