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Black Jack : the ballad of Jack Johnson

Author: Charles R Smith, Jr.; Shane Evans
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Jack Johnson; Jack Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Smith, Jr.; Shane Evans
ISBN: 9781596434738 : 1596434732
OCLC Number: 468976511
Notes: "A Neal Porter book."
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: Charles R. Smith, Jr. ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

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Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century.

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Gripping Story About Heavyweight Boxer

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-11-11) Excellent Permalink

The biography of the first champion African-American  heavyweight boxer is told in a way that engages the reader's interest through simple text and large illustrations. I liked the additional information in the back of the book that makes note of what else happened in Jack Johnson's life.

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