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The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

By Walter Dean Myers   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338290141 Paperback
192 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338145434 Ebook
192 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

An inspiring biography of Muhammad Ali from the legendary Walter Dean Myers, reissued under Scholastic Focus for a new generation.

From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement — and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm — only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!"

Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.

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Praise for The Greatest: Muhammad Ali:"Covering Ali is a daunting task, especially since dozens of books and hundreds of articles have been written about him in the last 40 years. Fortunately, young adults have their own award-winning author, one with the perspective of being a young African American in Harlem during the height of the boxer's fame, to tell his story. Myers's writing flows while describing the boxing action and the legend's larger-than-life story." -- School Library Journal