Charles R. Smith Jr.

Charles R. Smith Jr.


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Charles R. Smith Jr. is an award-winning author, photographer, and poet with more than thirty books to his credit. His awards include a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration for his photographs accompanying the Langston Hughes poem "My People" and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his biography of Muhammad Ali, Twelve Rounds to Glory. He is the author of Rimshots, Hoop Kings, Hoop Queens, Tall Tales, Short Takes, Diamond Life, and I Am America. A father of three himself, Charles brings his love of basketball and baseball right down to the toddler set in Let's Play Basketball! and Let's Play Baseball! His recent work celebrates subjects he's been interested in since he was a kid, such as The Mighty 12, which honors Greek gods and goddesses. ...more

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Brick by Brick

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Twelve Rounds to Glory: The...

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4.25 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Black Jack: The Ballad of J...

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I am America

3.93 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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I Am the World

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Dance with Me

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Rimshots: Basketball Pix, R...

4.10 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Chameleon

3.71 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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“He laughed. "That's funny, 'I don't have any fire.' Everybody's got fire, kiddo. It's just a matter of finding the match that sparks it.”
Charles R. Smith Jr., Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories that Cover All the Bases

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