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Becoming Muhammad Ali : a novel

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"A must read" - Marcus Rashford MBE. A New York Times Bestseller. From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a biographical novel of seismic cultural importance... Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other.

Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing.

Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbours in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve.

Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivalled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorised by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.

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191309071X / 9781913090715
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
315 pages : illustrations (black and white)
20 cm
Quiz No: 243136, Points 3.00, Book Level 5.40,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More