Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born
In this picture book biography of Muhammad Ali, author Gene Barretta and illustrator Frank Morrison tell the unforgettable childhood story of this legendary boxing champion and how one pivotal moment set him on his path to become the Greatest of All Time.
The Louisville Lip. The Greatest. The People’s Champion. Muhammad Ali had many nicknames. But before he became one of the most recognizable faces in the world, before the nicknames and the championships, before he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, he was twelve-year-old Cassius Clay riding a brand-new red-and-white bicycle through the streets of Louisville, Kentucky. One fateful day, this proud and bold young boy had that bike stolen, his prized possession, and he wouldn’t let it go. Not without a fight.
This would be the day he discovered boxing. And a champion was born.
Back matter includes biographical overview, photos, bibliography, and more resources.
Age: 4-8 years
Number of Pages: 40
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Author: Gene Barretta
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0. 2 x 11 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: A well written and equally vibrantly illustrated picture book about the Greatest boxing legend of our time, this story takes us back to his childhood. It recounts the story of Ali as a young boy racing down the streets on his favorite bike. When it gets stolen, he vows to get it back and won’t back down. Not without a fight.
This book is also part of our INSPIRING MUSLIM LEADERS AND THINKERS book list.