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Becoming Muhammad Ali

Becoming Muhammad Ali (Hardback)

By Patterson, James
By Alexander, Kwame
Illustrated by Anyabwile, Dawud

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From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, jointly published by Jimmy Patterson Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books or Young Readers. Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like an...y 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 12. 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, Becoming Muhammad Ali dynamically captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.
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ISBN 9780316498166
Publisher Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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Series Becoming Ali (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780316498166
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown & Company
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Patterson, James
By Alexander, Kwame
Illustrated by Anyabwile, Dawud
Series Becoming Ali (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Sporting Stories
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 381g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Novels in verse, Boxers (Sports), Ali, Muhammad, African American boxers, Ali, Muhammad - Childhood and youth
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile