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A Nation's Hope by Matt de la Pena
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Jun 18, 2012

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bookshelves: children-s-literature-summer-12, nonfiction
Read in June, 2012

Audience:3rd grade and up. Mainly boys or anyone with an interest in boxing legends. Also for those interested in sports during World War 2 or Jim Crow America.

Appeal:The story is written in verse which adds interest. It's an inspiring story of whites and blacks coming together in a time where hatred for one another was strong. Grandiose pictures. Some look like actual photos, some use the fight poster as background. Close up pictures of Joe convey the emotion of the time for him.

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On another biographical note, I read the biography of Dolley Madison on PebbleGo.
Audience:K-2 Girls or anyone looking for information on Dolley.

Appeal:Simple, easy to understand text. Interesting background information. Dolley did not live a boring life and that is conveyed through the facts told about her. Makes for interesting reading. Ladies
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