Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Publication Date: Jun 22, 2010
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Roaring Brook Press
Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
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A powerful telling of the first African-American heavyweight champion, this story portrays how a shy, fearful young man learned to fight back and become one of history’s more compelling personalities. Children will be awed and inspired by the boxer’s energy and drive which is duly reflected through the combination of rhythmic text and bold artwork.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
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