Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion

Paperback | January 26, 2016

byWalter Dean MyersIllustratorAlix Delinois

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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."

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This acclaimed picture book biography is a perfect introduction to the late great Muhammad AliNew 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 heavyweig...

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In this celebrated picture book biography, acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers recounts Muhammad Ali's most famous fights and examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend and heavyweight champion of the world. The bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butt...

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After complet...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064437183

ISBN - 13:9780064437189

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“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.”