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Walter Dean Myers - The Greatest

The Greatest

Muhammad Ali

Author: Walter Dean Myers

  • AGES 12 - 14 
  • Genre Biography and Autobiography
Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myer presents the story of Ali's childhood, his rise as a champion, his politics, and his battle against Parkinson's disease. Packed with dramatic photos! It is the perfect choice for both young adult sports fans and fans of the author himself.

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Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including Sunrise Over FallujahFallen AngelsMonsterSomewhere in the DarknessSlam!Jazz, and Harlem. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the inaugural recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award and the 1994 recipient of the American Library Association”s Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring an author for a "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature." He is considered one of the preeminent writers for children.