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Download Black Jack: Ballad of Jack Johnson Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Black Jack: Ballad of Jack Johnson (Unabridged), by Charles R. Smith
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles R. Smith Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A powerful telling of the first African-American heavyweight champion, this story portrays how a shy, fearful young man learned to fight back and become one of history's more compelling personalities. Children will be awed and inspired by the boxer's energy and drive which is duly reflected through the rhythmic text and excellent narration.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ali | 12/30/2013

    " Wonderful book tells the colorful story of Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champ in clever rhymes. This book will help mold the identity of young African American males, demonstrating both the struggles and the opportunities so prevalent in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by MaryJane | 12/16/2013

    " The artwork is just amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen Milton | 12/14/2013

    " Read this today for a Mock Caldecott session at Multnomah County Library and found it to be the most compelling choice. The illustrations with the motif of the mighty fighter's hands and the effective use of perspective, space and type help to amplify this fine homage to the great boxer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Edward Sullivan | 7/16/2013

    " A handsomely illustrated, engaging introduction to the world's first black heavyweight champion. The illustrations and text effectively capture Jack Johnson's defiance, fearlessness, and flamboyance. "

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