Becoming Muhammad Ali
Young Cassius Clay faces many challenges, including poverty, segregation, threat of violence, and dyslexia, but he faces them head on and remains focused on becoming the greatest boxer ever. He takes the name Muhammad Ali when he converts to Islam and searches for ways to be proud of his black heritage, and uses his fame to become an activist against injustice and unfairness, works on behalf of the United Nations, and raises money for medical research. This timely biography, told in verse, prose, and pictures, is suitable for an independent and literature circle novel and explores racism, segregation, civil rights, perseverance, determination, and the importance of family and friends.
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