Becoming Muhammad Ali

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From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.
Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali.
Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork,
Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.
Target age group 10-13
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  • Age Group
    13 to 14 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Grade Level
    6-8
  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Theme 2
    Sports
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Prejudice & Racism
  • Author
    Patterson, James & Alexander, Kwame
  • Awards
  • Pages
    320
  • Publication Date
    10/5/2020
  • Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
  • Dimensions
    1.1 H × 8.0 L × 5.5 W
  • Case Qty
    20
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Weight
    0.8 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9780316498166
  • ISBN-10
    0316498165
  • Item #
    56580
From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time. Target age group 10-13

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