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  • Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)
  • Written by Charles R. Smith Jr.
    Illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780763616922
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Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory)

The Story of Muhammad Ali

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A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the threetime heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life.

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. . . . I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived!"

From the moment a fired-up teenager from Kentucky won 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 when a retired legend, hands shaking from Parkinson’s, returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many a fight. Some were in the ring, against opponents like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier; others were against societal prejudice and against a war he refused to support because of his Islamic faith. Charles R. Smith Jr.’s rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs with relentless energy, while Bryan Collier’s bold collage artwork matches every move — capturing the "Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.

  • Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory) by Charles R. Smith Jr.
  • November 13, 2007
  • Juvenile Nonfiction - Poetry
  • Candlewick
  • $19.99
  • 9780763616922

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