January 17th was the 70 anniversary of Muhamad Ali.
Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay) is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist, and social activist.
Crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century", by the BBC, Ali was a cultural icon.
So, let's start the semester with Muhammad Ali!
Jonah Winter is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including Dizzy, about Dizzy Gillespie; Diego, a biography of Diego Rivera; Frida, about artist Fried Kahlo, which was a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner; and The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
François Roca is the illustrator of several books, including Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Prince Jones. He lives in Paris, France.
Publisher: Random House Children's Books. Publication date: 1/8/2008
Age range: 4 - 8 Years