Description - Twelve Rounds To Glory by Charles R. Smith
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in this inspiring biographical guide to the life of boxer Muhammad Ali.From the moment a teenager from Kentucky won the 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 that a retired legend (his hands shaking from Parkinson's disease) returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many fights. Some were ring fights; others were fights with social prejudice - such as his refusal to support the war in Vietnam because of his Islamic faith. This inspiring guide captures the "Louisville loud-mouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.
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(262mm x 290mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
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Author Biography - Charles R. Smith
Charles R. Smith is the author of several books about sporting heroes including Hoop Queens, Hoop Kings and Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms. He lives in New York, USA. Bryan Collier is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including Uptown, A Freedom River, Martin's Big Words, and Visiting Langston, all winners of the Coretta Scott King Award (USA). He lives in New York, USA.