The magnificent, inspiring story of an
AMERICAN SPORTS HERO, by Newbery Award-winning writer Matt de l. a. 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 simply the sector heavyweight title. For much of The us, their fight came to represent The us’s war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers in this historic fight by which the American other people came in combination to celebrate our nation’s founding ideals.
New York Times Best possible Illustrated Children’s Book Award
Booklist Editor’s Choice Best possible Books of 2011
School Library Journal Best possible Books of 2011