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Joe Louis: America's Fighter
Athlete Biographies Series Book #4 of 6 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: David A. Adler
Illustrator: Terry Widener

Book Info

Published on November 1, 2005
Age Group: 5 - 9 years
Reading Level: AR: 4.7 (0.5 Point, Quiz #88392)
GLE: 4.8
DRA: 34
Lexile® measure: AD810L

The life story of Joe Louis, heavyweight champion boxer, with the complete history of his career in the ring.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Joseph Louis Barrow, the grandson of slaves, was born on May 13, 1914, into what he called a "no-place-to-go" world. He was the seventh of Munroe and Lillie Barrow's eight children.

Publisher Description:
Joe Louis was a fighter, a world champion boxer, a "punching machine." But more important, Joe Louis was a hero. At the beginning of his fighting career, he was a hero and a symbol of hope to African Americans. Later, Joe Louis became a hero to
all Americans, uniting blacks and white boxing fans in their hatred of the Nazis and their desire for him to beat the German fighter Max Schmeling.

With powerful text and luminous illustrations, the award-winning, picture-book team of David A. Adler and Terry Widener
has brought to life the true story of one determined individual who overcame racism and poverty . . . and inspired a nation.

Includes a time line highlighting key events in the boxer's life.

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32 pages. List price $16.00
ISBN-10: 0152164804
ISBN-13: 9780152164805
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