Ali: An American Champion

By DENENBERG, Barry

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9781481401418 9781481401432
Publisher
S. & S.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 4–8—A first-rate biography of an American legend. In the author's note, Denenberg states that the story of Muhammad Ali has, over time, been "transformed into something easily digestible and unthreatening," but promises to "reveal the true story of Muhammad Ali" through this thorough recount of Ali's life. Starting when Ali (then Cassius Clay) was 12, the book relates his commitment to the sport, describing how after school was over, the boy worked until 6 pm, then trained ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

Using a unique approach to biography, Barry Denenberg brings immediacy to Muhammad Ali’s story by crafting a variety of newspaper articles, man-on-the street interviews, and even children’s drawings of the Rumble in the Jungle. The political and social turbulence of the post-WWII era provides a backdrop to Ali’s r...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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