Jack Johnson became the first African American heavyweight champion in boxing. He opened the door for African Americans to compete in boxing, baseball and other professional sports. This biography tell his story and how his perseverance and unique qualiti
About the Author
Nick Healy is an author and editor in Mankato, Minnesota. He has written and edited several books for young readers, and in 2012 he published a collection of short stories for a general audience. The collection won the Many Voices Project prize in prose from New Rivers Press and received a Friends of American Writers literary prize.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novel is based on the life of Jack Johnson, he was First African American to win the heavy weight title of the world. It is a great book if you are doing a report on him, it illustrates his life as sort stories from his friend's point of view. But I would not reccomend it for others to read it in their spare time nor for fun.