Item description for When Jo Louis Won the Title by Belinda Rochelle & Larry Johnson...
Overview Jo's grandfather helps her feel better about herself when he tells her the story about why she is named for the heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis
Jo Louis dreads her first day in her new school because she is sure that the other children will make fun of her name.
From Publishers Weekly In a starred review, PW said that this "superbly crafted story affectionately
and lyrically evokes both a sense of family history and the loving bond between
a child and her grandfather." Ages 4-8. (Aug.)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 7.52" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Aug 26, 1996
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 0395816572 ISBN13 9780395816578 UPC 046442816571
Availability 0 units.
More About Belinda Rochelle & Larry Johnson
Belinda Rochelle is the author of the picture books When Jo Louis Won the Title, illustrated by Larry Johnson, and Jewels, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, and the nonfiction book Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights. She has worked in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for many women's organizations.