ALA News CHICAGO –  The NBA’s all-time leading scorer and New York Times best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been named the official spokesperson for the 2013 celebration of School Library Month. “At the 2011 AASL National Conference, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar impressed school librarians from all over the country with his book and film ‘On the Shoulders of…

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Special for USA TODAY Sports “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” — World Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey The question I’m asked most often by fans is “How does one become a champion?” I can answer that with one word: conviction. Without conviction, it doesn’t matter how much natural athletic ability you…

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