A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Matt De La Peña
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2012
Review: This beautifully illustrated documentation of the historic boxing match between Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling just before the start of World War II shows how it brought Americans together - no matter what color. In verse, this story flashbacks to Joe's early life and his preparation for this amazing fight.