Annotations for Twelve Rounds to Glory : The Story of Muhammad Ali


Baker & Taylor
A biography of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam, and his life after boxing.

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Baker & Taylor
A brief biography in verse of boxer Muhammad Ali.

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Baker & Taylor
Provides a comprehensive look at the colorful life of this legendary boxer and his incredible accomplishments in the ring as well as an overview of his political, social, and religious beliefs as both sportsman and activist.

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Random House, Inc.
A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the threetime heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life.

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. . . . I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived!"

From the moment a fired-up teenager from Kentucky won 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 when a retired legend, hands shaking from Parkinson's, returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many a fight. Some were in the ring, against opponents like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier; others were against societal prejudice and against a war he refused to support because of his Islamic faith. Charles R. Smith Jr.'s rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs with relentless energy, while Bryan Collier's bold collage artwork matches every move -- capturing the "Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.

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