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

A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Matt  De La Peña
Publisher: Dial
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2012
ISBN: 9780803731677
Review: This beautifully illustrated documentation of the historic boxing match between Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling just before the start of World War II shows how it brought Americans together - no matter what color. In verse, this story flashbacks to Joe's early life and his preparation for this amazing fight.

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