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

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By Matt De La Pena, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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Description


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780803731677
ISBN-10: 0803731671
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 20th, 2011
Pages: 40
Language: English