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Summary: From a cocky teen to a mature man with a purpose, Muhammed Ali takes us all on a journey into the passion of a sport widely misunderstood. This is a book that convey's boxing's great image with great skill.
Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading
Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 10; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 8 to 10
Age of Child: na
Young Reader Reaction: Reviewer did not read with child.
Adult Reader Reaction: Having watched the movie, Ali starring Will Smith, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Muhammed Ali. That is, until I picked up a copy of this compact book. It is 118 pages filled with so much interesting commentary and history about Muhammed Ali that I read the entire thing in one sitting.
Pros: Despite the topic, the book never falls prey to graphic descriptions. Its matter-of-fact tone makes it a perfect book for middle school children who are looking for a hero. They’ll find what they seek in Muhammed Ali. By the end of the book you will be convinced that he truly is the greatest man on earth.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! Boxing is only the medium, the story is about perseverence, goals, and being true to one's self.