Publisher description for The champ! : the story of Muhammad Ali / by Tonya Bolden ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
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Muhammad Ali is one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous “Rumble in the Jungle,” where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden’s careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie’s incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages.
From the Hardcover edition.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ali, Muhammad, 1942- Juvenile literature, Boxers (Sports) United States Biography Juvenile literature