January 17: MUHAMMAD ALI: CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

Muhammad Ali, boxer
January 17, 1942-

Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Francois Roca (Schwartz & Wade, 2008)

Winter
captures Ali’s personality and his contribution to the sport in this
biography about his life and career and starts by introducing young
readers to the first African American heavy weight champion of the
world, Jack Johnson.

The Muhammad Ali Center, a cultural center and museum built to pay hommage to the champion boxer is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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