ali.jpgThe Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers

This book is about the life story of Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay. He is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxing champion in history. The author, Walter Dean Myers, gives information in detail about Ali’s many boxing matches throughout the 60’s and 70’s, pointing out the significance of each. He also talks about Ali's importance as a civil rights activist and a defender of religious freedom.

The reason why I recommend this book is because it has information about more than just Ali's career as a boxer. It includes interesting points about the civil rights movement and the segreation between white and African American people. It shows the difficulties that Ali had as an African American boxer in those days. It has information about a lot of history and that's why I find this book interesting.

You can find this book at the Seattle Public Library, Ingraham H.S. Library or Mr. E's Read 180 library.You can also order it online from many websites like Amazon.

Walter_Dean_Myers.jpgWalter Dean Myers: He was born on August 12, 1937, West Virginia. Myers is an author of young adult literature. He has written dozens of books, including novels and non-fiction works. He also has won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. His book Slam is also available in Mr. E's Read 180 library. For more information, go to the official website of Walter Dean Myers.

by Batuhan