Messenger: The Legend of Muhammad Ali

First Second. Aug. 2023. 240p. pap. $17.99. ISBN 9781250881632.
Gr 8 Up–Just like the man himself, this book will you have you smiling one minute, then puzzling over philosophical questions the next. Organized into “rounds,” Muhammad Ali’s most famous matches and contributions to American History become clear for readers with an interest in understanding his full life. Enhanced by poignant and powerful art, Ali’s story and personality are captured on paper for new generations of readers. Moments of rough language and racial slurs portray the harsh realities faced by Ali and millions of others. His charitable and diplomatic actions are also included along with his memorable lighting of the Olympic torch.
VERDICT Most libraries have several Ali biographies already, but this will make an excellent addition to tell his story in a more complete and captivating way.

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