This easy reading book is about the life of one of the most amazing prizefighters of all time: Muhammad Ali. It provides an in-depth look at Ali’s life starting at his birth, then to his teenage years, on to his many victories in the ring, to the day of his retirement as a legend with Parkinson’s. Twelve Rounds explains his life easily through rhyming poetry. His personal life is also included. Marriages, religious beliefs, and his eight children. This book would appeal to all ages. It has some really great illustrations and a detailed timeline of his life events at the end of the book.
Review by Tammy Parkinson, West Lake Jr. High School Media Center
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Interest Level: All ages
12 Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali
Written by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Release Date: Aug 24, 2010 (Paperback)
ISBN: 9780763650025 (paperback); 9780763616922 (hardcover)