Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champion
by Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Alix Delinois
Publication Date: Dec 29, 2009
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Parent Company: News Corporation
This acclaimed picture book biography is a perfect introduction to the great Muhammad Ali. Reviewers praised this book as “powerful,” “action-filled,” and “dramatic.”
New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers explores Muhammad Ali’s life and recounts his most famous fights in this celebrated picture book biography. Text and art combine to highlight “the raw emotional impact of victory, loss, confrontation and peace.” (Kirkus)
Myers examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend and heavyweight champion of the world, and the bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
This nonfiction picture book is a strong choice for sharing in the classroom or at home. Use it as an introduction to one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures in history.