Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Float like a Butterfly by Ntozake Shange - OPTIONAL

Shange, Ntozake Float Like a Butterfly, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. PICTURE BOOK.  Disney Hyperion, 2017 (originally published in 2002). $17.99. Content: G.  

This picture book biography of Muhammad Ali describes his childhood in segregated Kentucky, his parents perseverance and his own rise to fame through courage and determination. 

The text is punctuated with bold capitalization and boxing match style posters, and the story focuses on his dedication to civil rights.  There is a timeline of important dates as well as a list of additional resources.  The addition of his death date (June 3, 2016) seems to be the only update from the original edition.  It was too brief and simple to be used as a springboard for a biography project. 

 EL (K-3) OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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