A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

Matt de la PeΓ±a (Author) Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Puffin Books
Publish Date
December 26, 2013
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.8 X 11.3 X 0.2 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780147510617

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About the Author

Matt de la Pena, an acclaimed novelist, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kadir Nelson, New York Times bestselling author and two-time Caldecott Honor winner lives in San Diego, California.

Reviews

Awards for A Nation's Hope A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year (2011), A Booklist Top Ten Biographies for Youth 2011, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2011), A Booklist Editors' Choice Best Book of the Year (2011)

Praise for A Nation's Hope
"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 cadanced."
--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."
--BCCB (starred review)