Ali: An American Champion

Category: Book
By (author): Denenberg, Barry
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: September 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 9.00in x 9.00in x 0.60in
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From The Publisher*The impressive life story of Muhammad Ali is interwoven with vital moments in American history in this visually stunning, full-color biography.

The story of famed boxing champion Muhammad Ali is more appealing and accessible than ever before when told as though it's happening in real time, through photographs and ephemera such as report cards and training regimens, and through newspaper articles, interviews, letters to the editor, and "breaking news" radio and TV transmissions that have been created by the author based on his extensive research.

From the Civil Rights Movement to the Rome Olympics, from joining the Nation of Islam to refusing to fight in Vietnam, Muhammad Ali's fascinating life is interwoven with historical moments throughout the twentieth century to today.
Review Quote*"The accessible layout will connect especially with reluctant readers. . . . Ali makes a near-perfect subject for this eye-catching example of creative nonfiction."
Review Quote*"A first-rate biography of an American legend. . . . Denenberg does an excellent job of capturing the era, and this book will serve as a gateway to discussions and lessons about this time in American history."
Review Quote*"[Denenberg presents] Ali as the complex figure he was-brash, controversial, and incredibly talented in the ring."
Review Quote*"A captivating biography of the iconic sports figure."