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A Nation's Hope : The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
by Matt de la Pena and Kadir Nelson


Overview - The magnificent, inspiring story of an
AMERICAN SPORTS HERO, by Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pena.
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.
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Overview
The magnificent, inspiring story of an
AMERICAN SPORTS HERO, by Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pena.
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 on this historic fight in which the American people came together to celebrate our nation s founding ideals.
New York TimesBest Illustrated Children s Book Award
BooklistEditor's Choice Best Books of 2011
School Library JournalBest Books of 2011"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780147510617
  • ISBN-10: 0147510619
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-8


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century

 
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