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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.  Read more...


 
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More About A Nation's Hope by Matt De La Pena; 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. 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 Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award
Booklist Editor's Choice Best Books of 2011
School Library Journal Best 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
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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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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