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The Champ

by Tonya Bolden

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RGG: Powerful graphics combine with a free verse biography. The use of poetic devices makes this less straight forward than Walter Dean Myers picture book version.
  rgruberexcel | Oct 19, 2014 |
I love the writing in this poetically descriptive picture book biography of Muhammad Ali, but I don't care much for the illustrations.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440417821, Paperback)

Muhammad Ali is one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous “Rumble in the Jungle,” where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden’s careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie’s incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages.

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Muhammad Ali is one of the world's best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous "Rumble in the Jungle," where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden's careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie's incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages.… (more)

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