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Becoming Muhammad Ali - by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

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"Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to ... [imagine] his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing"--Publisher marketing.



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From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit." --School Library Journal (starred review) Five starred reviews! Longlisted for the 2022-2023 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award! Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.



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Praise for Becoming Muhammad Ali:

*A stellar collaboration that introduces an important and intriguing individual to today's readers.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*Cassius's narrative illustrates his charisma, drive, and work to know who you are.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

*The prose and poems reflect Clay's both public bravado and private humbleness as well as his appreciation and respect for family and friends. A knockout!--Booklist, starred review

*This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit. Get this uplifting, informative book onto library shelves and into kid's hands.--School Library Journal, starred review

Patterson and Alexander, two heavyweights in the world of books, unite to tell the story of how Cassius Clay grew up to be Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time.--The Horn Book Review, starred review



About The Author



Kwame Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his Newbery Medal-winning novel The Crossover and The Undefeated, winner of the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor. He is the founding editor of Versify, which aims to change the world one word at a time.
James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Max Einstein and Middle School, he founded JIMMY Patterson to publish books that young readers will love. He lives in Florida with his family.
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Format: Hardcover
Author: James Patterson & Kwame Alexander
Book theme: African American, United States
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2020
TCIN: 79683636
UPC: 9780316498166
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-8635
Origin: Made in the USA
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Great book for our young men

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kflash23 - 3 years ago
Got this book for my 11yr old son for his birthday. He read the whole book in less than a week and absolutely loved it. Love having a historical book in a kids format.
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