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A Nation's Hope by Matt de la Pena
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really liked it
bookshelves: dr-smith-reading-350

"A Nation's Hope" is about a time when Blacks and Whites came together to support one man. Joe Louis a shy young man who began his training to be a boxer at a young age. He is not one to boast about his winning and help his opponent up after being knocked down at the end. Joe though is about to face his greatest opponent, a Nazi German who supports Hitler and the nation knows it. They want to see Joe take him down.
I am not a huge fan of wrestling, do not see the point of it, yet this story of hope and achieving dreams is really inspiring. The illustrations are well done and tell the story wonderfully. Young boys will love this book.
There are a few ways I could use this book in my classroom. I could talk about this book on a topic about never giving up on our dreams or even about how we can choose careers. I could even use this book when talking about unity. In the book a nation regardless of race came together to support a man.

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Reading Progress

October 4, 2018 – Started Reading
October 4, 2018 – Shelved
October 4, 2018 – Shelved as: dr-smith-reading-350
October 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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