Ali

An American Champion

Ali

For Ages: 8 - 12
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The impressive life story of Muhammad Ali is interwoven with vital moments in American history in this visually stunning, full-color biography.

The story of famed boxing champion Muhammad Ali is more appealing and accessible than ever before when told as though it’s happening in real time, through photographs and ephemera such as report cards and training regimens, and through newspaper articles, interviews, letters to the editor, and “breaking news” radio and TV transmissions that have been created by the author based on his extensive research.

From the Civil Rights Movement to the Rome Olympics, from joining the Nation of Islam to refusing to fight in Vietnam, Muhammad Ali’s fascinating life is interwoven with historical moments throughout the twentieth century to today.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 96 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481401418 | 
  • September 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7

About the Author

Barry Denenberg

Barry Denenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a serious reader from an early age and when he attended Boston University in 1968, majoring in history, he worked in a bookstore at night. After college he was a book buyer for some fine independent bookstores, some of the nation’s largest retail book chains, and a marketing executive in publishing. Barry has written numerous critically acclaimed books for young readers. He is married to publisher Jean Feiwel and lives in Bedford, New York. They have a daughter, Emma, who is involved in the theater.

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