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A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

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ISBN13: 9780803731677
ISBN10: 0803731671
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The magnificent, inspiring story of an

AMERICAN SPORTS HERO

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 Americaand#8217;s war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers on this historic fight in which the American people came together to celebrate our nationand#8217;s founding ideals.and#160;

New York Timesand#160;Best Illustrated Childrenand#8217;s Book Awardand#160;

Booklistand#160;Editor's Choice Best Books of 2011and#160;

School Library Journaland#160;Best Books of 2011

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"Nelson's (Mama Miti) photographically realistic, luminescent oil paintings bring to life this lyrical tribute to boxing legend Joe Louis. Focusing on Louis's 1938 rematch against German Max Schmeling, 'Son of a black sharecropper/ against Hitler's ‘master race,' ' de la Peña (We Were Here), in his first picture book, shows how the event unified a racially divided country for one evening, 'white men hugging black men/ and black men hugging back.' The story of the fight bookends a biography of Louis. Spare, evocative verse melds with the eloquent illustrations to create palpable energy around the fight and Louis's struggle to the top. 'Black neighborhoods,/ longing for a hero to call their own, found Joe,/ and danced his every triumph in the streets.' The accompanying spread shows fans cheering from rooftops and windows as Joe and his wife walk down a Harlem sidewalk. Another stunning scene features a closeup of two pairs of entangled red boxing gloves, with Louis's copper muscles bulging as he helps a white opponent to his feet. A dramatic introduction to a pugilist who symbolized many things for an entire country. Ages 6 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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This powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight between American Joe Lewis and German Max Schmeling, in which Black and White America were able to put aside their prejudice and come together to celebrate our nation's ideals. Full color.

Synopsis:

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 America's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and come together to celebrate our nation's ideals.

About the Author

Matt de la Pena, an acclaimed novelist, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kadir Nelson, New York Times bestselling author and two-time Caldecott Honor winner lives in San Diego, California.

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Joseph Landes, December 8, 2011 (view all comments by Joseph Landes)
I picked up "A Nation's Hope" after seeing that it was named one of the NY Times Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2011 and am very happy I did as it is an excellent read both for children and adults alike. A great book to read with your children particularly to get their reaction to such an important time in both US and world history. The author Matt De La Pena does a great job explaining to the young reader who Joe Louis was and the importance of his famous fight with Max Schmeling. He underscores that it is not only a boxing match but also something the whole world paid attention to given the ongoing WWII. Finally, the author does a great job alluding to the ongoing racial tensions in America at the time which makes for another good lesson for children. I enjoyed the book very much as did my 12 year old son and the illustrations were phenomenal.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803731677
Author:
De La Pena, Matt
Publisher:
Dial Books for Young Readers
Author:
Matt De La Pe
Author:
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Nelson, Kadir
Subject:
Louis, Joe
Subject:
African American boxers
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
06-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nelson's (Mama Miti) photographically realistic, luminescent oil paintings bring to life this lyrical tribute to boxing legend Joe Louis. Focusing on Louis's 1938 rematch against German Max Schmeling, 'Son of a black sharecropper/ against Hitler's ‘master race,' ' de la Peña (We Were Here), in his first picture book, shows how the event unified a racially divided country for one evening, 'white men hugging black men/ and black men hugging back.' The story of the fight bookends a biography of Louis. Spare, evocative verse melds with the eloquent illustrations to create palpable energy around the fight and Louis's struggle to the top. 'Black neighborhoods,/ longing for a hero to call their own, found Joe,/ and danced his every triumph in the streets.' The accompanying spread shows fans cheering from rooftops and windows as Joe and his wife walk down a Harlem sidewalk. Another stunning scene features a closeup of two pairs of entangled red boxing gloves, with Louis's copper muscles bulging as he helps a white opponent to his feet. A dramatic introduction to a pugilist who symbolized many things for an entire country. Ages 6 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , This powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight between American Joe Lewis and German Max Schmeling, in which Black and White America were able to put aside their prejudice and come together to celebrate our nation's ideals. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 America's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and come together to celebrate our nation's ideals.

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