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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316074020
ISBN-13: 9780316074025
Sku: 225056297
Publish Date: 2/1/2012
Pages:  288
Age Range:  13 to 16
 
It''s the Great Depression, and Hibernia, Willie, and Otis are each looking for hope. They all find it in the thrilling boxing matches of young Joe Louis. O[A] stirring novel, which also scores high marks as a satisfying read for both boys and girls.O--"Booklist." Illustrations.
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In a small upstate New York town during the Great Depression, three children--Hibernia, Willie, and Otis--are about to meet.

Hibernia dreams of becoming a famous singer and performing at Harlem's swanky Savoy Ballroom.
Willie is recovering from a tragedy that prevents him from becoming a junior boxing champ.
Otis spends every night glued to the radio, listening to the voices that remind him of Daddy and Ma.

Each of them is looking for hope, and they all find it in the thrilling boxing matches of young Joe Louis. They know Joe has a good chance of becoming the country's next heavyweight champion. What they don't know is that during this unforgettable year, the three of them will become friends.
Author Bio
Andrea Davis Pinkney
In addition to writing books for children, Andrea Davis Pinkney is also a successful book editor who has worked with such illustrious authors as Toni Morrison and Julius Lester. A graduate of Syracuse University, Pinkney began her career in publishing as a magazine editor. Later, as a book editor, Pinkney worked for such respected publishing houses as Scholastic and Simon & Schuster. In 1988 Pinkney was named Senior Editor of Jump at the Sun Books, a division of Hyperion Publishing which creates books that celebrate the black cultural experience. As a writer, Pinkney herself specializes in books that celebrate black culture, most specifically with her series of picture book biographies that profile such famous people of color as choreographer Alvin Ailey, scientist Benjamin Bannaker, and rodeo star Bill Pickett. Andrea Davis Pinkney has said that her 1996 young adult novel, HOLD FAST TO DREAMS is based on her own teenage years.

In addition to writing books for children, Andrea Davis Pinkney is also a successful book editor who has worked with such illustrious authors as Toni Morrison and Julius Lester. A graduate of Syracuse University, Pinkney began her career in publishing as a magazine editor. Later, as a book editor, Pinkney worked for such respected publishing houses as Scholastic and Simon & Schuster. In 1988 Pinkney was named Senior Editor of Jump at the Sun Books, a division of Hyperion Publishing which creates books that celebrate the black cultural experience. As a writer, Pinkney herself specializes in books that celebrate black culture, most specifically with her series of picture book biographies that profile such famous people of color as choreographer Alvin Ailey, scientist Benjamin Bannaker, and rodeo star Bill Pickett. Andrea Davis Pinkney has said that her 1996 young adult novel, HOLD FAST TO DREAMS is based on her own teenage years.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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