Joe Louis

America's Fighter

By Adler, David A.

Publishers Summary:
Presents a short biography of the life of heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis, and chronicles his career in the ring.

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ISBN
978-0-15216-480-5
Publisher
Gulliver Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2005

Gr 2-6 This creative team's collaboration packs a powerful punch. Born in Alabama in 1914, Joseph Louis Barrow, grandson of slaves, grew up in a small farmhouse with no electricity or running water. His father was sent to a state hospital for -the Colored Insane - when the boy was two. In 1926, his mother remarried, and the family moved to Detroit. When he wasn't working or attending class, Joe would box with his friends. After one visit to a gym to -see some "real" boxers, - he was hooked; he went on to win almost every f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2006

A straightforward text outlines Joe Louis's boxing career, covering milestone matches and never downplaying the racism he fought outside the ring. The book's tight focus accentuates the irony that Louis, a black man, could unite Americans to cheer for him in his 1938 match against Max Schmeling, a Nazi fighter who represent...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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