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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 : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2013] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Joe Louis; Joe Louis; Joe Louis
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt De la Peña; Kadir Nelson
ISBN: 0147510619 9780147510617
OCLC Number: 849719002
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dial Books for young readers, ©2011.
Target Audience: 6 and up.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Matt de la Peña ; illustrated 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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