Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion

by Walter Dean Myers

HarperCollins | December 29, 2009 | Hardcover

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This acclaimed picture book biography is a perfect introduction to the late great Muhammad Ali

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers explores Muhammad Ali’s life and recounts his most famous fights in this celebrated picture book biography.

Myers examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend and heavyweight champion of the world, and the bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

Reviewers praised this book as "powerful," "action-filled," and "dramatic."

 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.37 in

Published: December 29, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060291311

ISBN - 13: 9780060291310

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 8

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Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion

Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion

by Walter Dean Myers

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.37 in

Published: December 29, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060291311

ISBN - 13: 9780060291310

About the Book

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me."

He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. His very first boxing coach, former police officer Joe Martin, told him, "You better learn how to fight before you start challenging people." Once considered the underdog, Cassius, later known as Muhammad Ali, would eventually win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers recounts the champ's most famous fights and examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend Muhammad Ali. The bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

From the Publisher

This acclaimed picture book biography is a perfect introduction to the late great Muhammad Ali

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers explores Muhammad Ali’s life and recounts his most famous fights in this celebrated picture book biography.

Myers examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend and heavyweight champion of the world, and the bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

Reviewers praised this book as "powerful," "action-filled," and "dramatic."

 

From the Jacket

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me."

He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. His very first boxing coach, former police officer Joe Martin, told him, "You better learn how to fight before you start challenging people." Once considered the underdog, Cassius, later known as Muhammad Ali, would eventually win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers recounts the champ's most famous fights and examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend Muhammad Ali. The bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers was theNew York Timesbestselling author ofMonster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Editorial Reviews

“Delinois’s emotive style packs a prismatic punch of its own. The total effect is energetic and disorienting, getting to the raw emotional impact of victory, loss, confrontation and peace.”

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 8