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A nation's hope : the story of boxing legend Joe Louis

Author: Matt de la Peña; Kadir Nelson
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for young readers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 just the world heavyweight title; for much of America their fight came to represent the country's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and came together to celebrate our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Joe Louis; Joe Louis
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt de la Peña; Kadir Nelson
ISBN: 9780803731677 0803731671
OCLC Number: 535490590
Awards: Carter G. Woodson Honor, 2012
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Responsibility: by Matt de la Peña ; pictures by Kadir Nelson.

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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 just the world heavyweight title; for much of America their fight came to represent the country's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and came together to celebrate our nation's ideals. -- from Book Jacket

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