This acclaimed picture book biography is a perfect introduction to the late great Muhammad Ali
New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers explores Muhammad Ali's life and recounts his most famous fights in this celebrated picture book biography.
Myers examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend and heavyweight champion of the world, and the bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
Reviewers praised this book as "powerful," "action-filled," and "dramatic."
Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. Alix Delinois was born in Saint Marc, Haiti, and moved to Harlem with his family when he was seven years old. He received his BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute and a master's degree in art education from Brooklyn College. He lives in Harlem, New York.