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

Written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
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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.

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

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Matt De La Pena

MATT DE LA PEÑA is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He is also the author the award-winning picture book A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis and six critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • 2011 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0803731671
ISBN 13:
9780803731677
Publication Date:
January 20, 2011