A Nation's Hope

The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

Starred Review. “Sometimes a boxing match is just that…but sometimes it is so much more.” - Booklist

By Matt de la Peña Read by J.D. Jackson Biographies & Memoirs / Children’s Fiction / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 10m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs June 17, 2014 $14.99 $12.99 9781629238487 Add to Cart
							On the eve of World War II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world heavyweight title; for much of America their fight came to represent America's war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and come together to celebrate our nation's ideals.

Starred review. "Spare, evocative verse melds with the eloquent illustrations to create palpable energy around the fight and Louis's struggle to the top." - Publishers Weekly

Starred review. "Spectacularly illustrated and smoothly cadenced." - Booklist

Starred review. "Stunning art and dramatic storytelling." - School Library Journal

Starred review. "de la Pena's tersely poetic narration is riveting, and Nelson's oil paintings draw viewers directly into the ring." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

2015 ALA Notable Children's Video - Awards