Alhamduillah, we are honored to have Muslim NBA Basketball Player, former Boston Celtic, and NY Times best seller join us at The Islamic Center of Greater Austin. He will be releasing his Children’s Book, ‘ To New Heights’, he will read to the children, as well as sign their new book
The Islamic Center of Greater Austin has purchased over 200 copies of his book, and we encourage you all to bring your children to this beautiful event.
Story Time With Tacko Begins: Noon
Q &A Session: 12:45PM
Meet & Greet Tacko: 1:00PM
Dhur Prayer: 2:00PM
About Tacko Fall:
Elhaji Tacko Fall’s book is an inspiring true story of basketball phenom Tacko Fall—and his journey from West Africa to the NBA—will inspire young people to dream and do.
Tacko Fall was always tall, even as a child, but he wasn’t always a slam-dunk star. On his first official day of training as a boy in Senegal, running up and down the basketball court was exhausting. The first time he tried weight-lifting, he could barely lift the bar, even with no weights on it! The game had many rules that he didn’t understand, but Tacko set aside frustration and found the courage to keep working. The more he practiced, the more his skills grew, and the more reachable his goals became. Touching on immigration, determination, hard work, and the long road to success, this picture-book biography of one rising basketball star will delight his many fans and introduce him to new ones. Coauthored with his sports agent and paired with engaging illustrations, Tacko Fall’s relatable story will motivate readers to overcome obstacles and aim high—and higher still.