From the Series Gateway Biographies
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was known for his battles in the ring as well as his achievements outside of it. An outspoken activist, he joined the Nation of Islam and followed Malcolm X during the Civil Rights Movement. He refused to fight in the Vietnam War for a cause he did not believe in, even though some saw him as a coward. Even with failing health from Parkinson’s disease, Ali continued to fight for and defend people who were less advantaged. Follow Ali’s journey from amateur to heavyweight champion, and learn how he fought in the boxing ring and advocated for peace and justice outside of it.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.7|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF054220, JNF018010, JNF007100|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||188527|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
Author: Matt Doeden
Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.
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Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of the inspirational sources and experiences that influenced the person’s View available downloads →