When Jo Louis Won the Title by Larry Johnson

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Jo Louis dreads her first day in her new school because she is sure that the other children will make fun of her name.

About Larry Johnson

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Belinda Rochelle is the author of the picture books "When Jo Louis Won the Title, " illustrated by Larry Johnson, and "Jewels, " illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, and the nonfiction book "Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights." She has worked in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for many women's organizations. Larry Johnson has over thirty years experience as a street paramedic, flight paramedic, and clinical director for major city hospitals and ambulance companies. He has served as keynote speaker at national medical conferences and was a contributing author for Prentice Hall's Critical Care paramedic, the most widely used textbook of its kind. After blowing the whistle on Alcor in late 2003 and receiving multiple death threats, Larry Johnson went into hiding.
Published September 26, 1994 by Houghton Mifflin. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW said that this ""superbly crafted story affectionately and lyrically evokes both a sense of family history and the loving bond between a child and her grandfather."" Ages 4-8.

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