Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born

  • Title: Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born
  • Author: Gene Barretta Frank Morrison
  • ISBN: 9780062430168
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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
    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 thIn 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 resources.

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    About Gene Barretta Frank Morrison


    1. Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of Now Ben The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin and Neo Leo The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci He is also author and illustrator of Dear Deer, which was a Notable Children s Book in the Language Arts and listed on the Parenting Magazine Mom Tested Books of the Year List He holds a B.F.A in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with his wife and soncmillan author geneba


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    1. When Cassius Clay was 12 years old, his brand new bicycle was stolen. When he went to report it to a police officer, he ended up in a local gym. There, Officer Martin told him that before he went to look to beat someone up about stealing the bicycle, he should learn to fight. Under Martin's wing, Cassius trained hard and eventually became a huge force in professional boxing.Good PointsVivid watercolors accompany this story of the outspoken and driven boy who because Muhammad Ali. While the story [...]

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    2. This book highlights some of Muhammad Ali's famous fights and also the humble beginnings from whence he came. Vivid illustrations and vibrant text make this book interesting to any reader desiring to learn more about Muhammad Ali.

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    3. My memories of Muhammad Ali are not from actual fights but from his interviews, especially with Howard Cosell on ABC's Wide World of Sports. By the time I was born, Ali's prime boxing days were behind him. Late in his career he continued to draw huge crowds to celebrity bouts and even a foray into the WWWF wrestling ring. Of course, who can ever forget the image of Ali at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, hands visibly shaking from the Parkinson's disease that would claim his life twenty years later [...]

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    4. This biography of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) opens by describing his 3 heavy weight championship fights. Then the story starts over by describing Ali's introduction to boxing. When his bike is stolen, Officer Martin introduces Cassius to the world of boxing. With hard work, determination, and some natural talent, the boxing legend begins his career. Sprinkled with a few notable quotes, this biography focuses mainly on Clay's beginnings and is not a complete biography. The text briefly explains [...]

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    5. Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born is an excellent picture book introduction for young readers to the legend of The Greatest. After an introductory note explaining that Cassius Clay and Muhammad Ali are the same person, the opening pages show the major moments from Ali’s boxing career and capture his charisma through his words. The illustrations are accurate but not overly graphic. Then the narrative moves back to an episode from Ali’s childhood. When his new bike is stolen, young Cassius appe [...]

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    6. A solid narrative nonfiction biography of Muhammad Ali. Touches on his childhood in the segregated south. There's some backmatter that touches on his Islamic faith. Too brief to recommend for most school reports, but it could work for 3rd grade and under. The pictures had a nice energy and flow that really works with a book about boxing.

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    7. A new biography of the boxing legend in picture book format. The illustrations start off with a "Pow!" Plenty of details throughout for report writing including an author's note at the end and some additional books and websites recommendations for further information. Coretta Scott King Awards and the Sibert Award come to mind when reading this one.

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    8. A beautifully illustrated picture book biography about Muhammad Ali - Morrison's art is gorgeous. Barretta provides young readers with biography of Ali that highlights the events that led him into boxing and the wins of his boxing career.

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    9. Review on the blog soon -- this is a book you will want to own as a NF mentor text, besides the fact that it's the story of a powerful (pun intended) role model of athlete/activist.

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    10. I only got to see FOUR spreads, but you can tell this is going to be a great one!

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    11. Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay in Lexington, KY in 1942 became the most recognizable boxing superstar in the 1960’s and 70’s but how did he get there? What influences in his childhood happened in order to get him to the pinnacle of success in the challenging sport of professional boxing? Author Gene Barretta takes a look back at one event that changed the course of his life, the theft of Ali’s brand new bicycle in 1954. Barretta and his illustrator, Frank Morrison, delve into the history [...]

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    12. Muhammad Ali: a Champion is Born is a pleasing picture book biography of one of the greatest athletes of all time. Written for younger readers, the plot can become confusing as Barretta uses flashbacks to tell the story of how Cassius Clay grew up to become the world-renowned boxer, Muhammad Ali. By starting the story when he won his first title as Clay, moving forward to when he won twice more are Ali, and then back to his childhood as Clay, the constant name jumping may throw off children tryi [...]

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    13. 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.See other books in our Inspiring Muslim Leaders and Thinkers booklist here:kitaabworld/blogs/news/in

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    14. Wow! I couldn't care less about boxing, but this was an awesome book. Interesting choice to start in adulthood and switch to childhood a few pages in. That's common in biographies for older readers, but it's rarely done in picture books. Seems to work fine here, though. Made me appreciate Ali more both as a person and an athlete.

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    15. a picture book biogrpahy of boxing champ Muhammed Ali. Starts with his biggest accomplishments and then flases back. Leaves some gaps for those not familiar with the story. Early elemenatray maybe preschool one on one.

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    16. Excellent intro to the champ and his life.

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    17. Loved the illustrations. Enjoyed learning about Ali's life as a young boy and how he got started with his boxing career.

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    18. Solid biography, the illustrations are very cool and add great perspective, a piece at the end fills in the holes left by the focus of the biography on childhood, great message about working hard.

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    19. Well done, especially the way his Muslim faith was portrayed in a positive way.

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    20. Great pictures, good story.

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    21. Beautifully illustrated!

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    22. Barretta, Gene Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born, illustrated by Frank Morrison PICTURE BOOK. 25 pgs. Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins), 2017. $18.00This picture book is the story of Muhammad Ali, though before his conversion to the Muslim faith, he was named Cassius Clay. We learn of the segregation in his home town and how having his bicycle stolen was the very thing that started him on his path to boxing fame. Readers also discover how his dedication, hard work, and confidence helped him t [...]

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    23. Love the fine graphic boldness of this book's cover and the way the young Ali looks so determined. I thought the story should have built on that momentum of the young and hungry boy, rather than backing into the story by putting his famous fights first. Oh well. It's never-the-less a nice intro to an iconic sports figure.

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    24. Before he was Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer the world has ever seen, he was Cassius Clay. As a young boy, his new bike gets stolen and, when reporting it to the police, it leads him into boxing training which would pave the way for his legendary career. A timeline of his life is included in the back of the book.

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    25. Picture book biography, flashing back to his childhood.

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