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The Champ

The Champ

by Tonya Bolden Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Muhammad Ali is one of the world's best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous "Rumble in the Jungle," where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden's careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie's incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages.

Ages
11, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Grade Level Equivalent
5.4
Lexile Measure
820L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Nonfiction, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Tonya Bolden
R. Gregory Christie

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