A Nation’s Hope: the Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
by Matt De La Peña
Publication Date: Jan 20, 2011
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
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