Joe Louis: America's Fighter

Joe Louis: America's Fighter

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Joe Louis was a fighter, a world champion boxer, a "punching machine." But more important, Joe Louis was a hero. At the beginning of his fighting career, he was a hero and a symbol of hope to African Americans. Later, Joe Louis became a hero to "all "Americans, uniting blacks and white boxing fans in their hatred of the Nazis and their desire for him to beat the German fighter Max Schmeling.
With powerful text and luminous illustrations, the award-winning, picture-book team of David A. Adler and Terry Widener""has brought to life the true story of one determined individual who overcame racism and poverty . . . and inspired a nation.
"Includes a time line highlighting key events in the boxer's life."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 233.7 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 408.24g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152164804
  • 9780152164805

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"Another perfect marriage of words and pictures from an award-winning team"
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About A. David Adler

DAVID A. ADLER and TERRY WIDENER are the award-winning, author-illustrator team that created "America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, "a" Child "Magazine Best Book of the Year;" Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man," a "San Francisco Chronicle" Best Book of the Year; and "The Babe & I, " an ABA's Pick of the Lists. David A. Adler lives on Long Island, New York. Terry Widener lives in McKinney, Texas.
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2 7% (2)
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