Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in this inspiring biographical guide to the life of boxer Muhammad Ali.
From the moment a teenager from Kentucky won the 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 that a retired legend (his hands shaking from Parkinson's disease) returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many fights. Some were ring fights; others were fights with social prejudice - such as his refusal to support the war in Vietnam because of his Islamic faith.
This inspiring guide captures the "Louisville loud-mouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.
About The Author
Charles R. Smith is the author of several books about sporting heroes including Hoop Queens, Hoop Kings and Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms. He lives in New York, USA. Bryan Collier is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including Uptown, A Freedom River, Martin's Big Words, and Visiting Langston, all winners of the Coretta Scott King Award (USA). He lives in New York, USA.
For Ages: 9 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5+
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 13th November 2007
Publisher: CANDLEWICK BOOKS
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 22.0 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.803