The Champ by Tonya Bolden

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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.
 

About Tonya Bolden

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Tonya Bolden has written numerous award-winning books for kids, including Maritcha, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in New York City. Gilbert Ford has illustrated the covers for the Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch, Horton Halfpott, and Peter Nimble. He lives in New York City.
 
Published December 28, 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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The creators of Rock of Ages: A Tribute to the Black Church present an impressionistic tribute to the man born as Cassius Clay. Bolden shapes a poetic if awkward

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The creators of Rock of Ages: A Tribute to the Black Church present an impressionistic tribute to the man born as Cassius Clay.

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Common Sense Media

At the same time, it effectively shares Ali's humble beginnings and credits his commitment and impressive tenacity in helping him persevere.

Dec 28 2004 | Read Full Review of The Champ

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At the same time, it effectively shares Ali's humble beginnings and credits his commitment and impressive tenacity in helping him persevere.

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