An American Champion
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481401418, 96pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
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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.
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Praise For Ali: An American Champion…
— Kirkus Reviews
"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."
— School Library Journal
“[Denenberg presents] Ali as the complex figure he was—brash, controversial, and incredibly talented in the ring.”
“A captivating biography of the iconic sports figure.”
— Publishers Weekly