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A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louisby Matt De La Pena
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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 Americas 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 nations founding ideals.
New York Times Best Illustrated Childrens Book Award
Booklist Editor's Choice Best Books of 2011
School Library Journal Best Books of 2011
“America The Beautiful” has been stirring hearts for generations, andnow Wendell Minor provides a spectacular visual accompaniment for the classic poem and song. Sing along to the familiar lyrics, turning each page as the musical tribute is transformed into a visual feast that spans the entire nation, from New York City to the Oregon coast, and encompasses multiple eras, from the Pilgrims to the Wright brothers to NASA. Wendell Minor's stunning paintings of American landscapes and historical moments celebrate our nation—from sea to shining sea.
Rod Brown and Julius Lester bring history to life in this profoundly moving exploration of the slave experience. From the Middle Passage to the auction block, from the whipping post to the fight for freedom, this book presents not just historical facts, but the raw emotions of the people who lived them. Inspired by Rod Brown's vivid paintings, Julius Lester has written a text that places each of us squarely inside the skin of both slave and slaveowner. It will capture the heart of every reader, black or white, young or old.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
A Booklist Editors' Choice Book
About the Author
Suzanne Tripp Jurmain lives in Los Angeles, California. Larry Day lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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