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

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

by Matt de la Peña, Kadir Nelson
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A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña, Kadir Nelson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101641521
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/20/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
File size: 22 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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.

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A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
De la Pena's story paints a picture in our minds of racism and pride; Nelson's superb illustrations make those images appear on paper.  Readers will learn about (and a few will remember) the hope placed on Louis by so many Americans, a hope that he would be victorious in the ring over the Germam boxer, Max Schmeling.  How was it that this black man did not enjoy the same rights as the white Americans who rooted for him?  Did they worship Joe Louis one day and turn a blind eye to him the next?  These are questions that might be posed in the classroom or discussed parent to child.  This book is a delight to be shared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sent this book to my brother-in-law as a birthday gift. He called to say that he really enjoyed the book. He sat and read the whole book as soon as he received it. This turned out to be a wonderful gift idea!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in school and it was pretty good, but is it really worth 11$?