“Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents’ garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they’re also practicing math.”
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
* I’ve always believed this to be true, as a math student in college-turned musician. If you haven’t read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s book yet What Color Is My World? I strongly recommend it.
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors (Hardcover)
By (author) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
This childrens/family book was written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It is a wonderful and important book. It will help children and the whole family to find their path. This book makes a great gift.
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“My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.”
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Grew up in Harlem. When he was a boy he first played baseball and later switched to basketball after he watched a show about the Harlem Globetrotters which inspired him. He wrote a children’s book called “What Color Is Your World” The lost History Of African-American Inventors, which is a wonderful and important book for all children to read and help them find their path.