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The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

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A Nation's Hope

A Nation's Hope

The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

Audio Library Digital

05/22/2014

8 minutes

9781629238500

Audio Retail Digital

05/22/2014

8 minutes

9781629238517

Audio CD

05/22/2014

1 Audio CD

8 minutes

9781629238487

Video Library Digital

05/22/2014

8 minutes

9781629236247

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

05/22/2014

8 minutes

9781629236247R

Video Retail Digital

05/22/2014

8 minutes

9781629236254

DVD

05/22/2014

1 DVD

8 minutes

9781629236230

Description:

On the eve of World War II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world heavyweight title; for much of America their fight came to represent America's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and come together to celebrate our nation's ideals.

Quotes:

Starred review. de la Pena's tersely poetic narration is riveting, and Nelson's oil paintings draw viewers directly into the ring., The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Starred review. Stunning art and dramatic storytelling., School Library Journal

Starred review. Spare, evocative verse melds with the eloquent illustrations to create palpable energy around the fight and Louis's struggle to the top., Publishers Weekly

Starred review. Spectacularly illustrated and smoothly cadenced., Booklist

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