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I Shook Up The World, 20th Anniversary Edition

Illustrated by Patrick Henry Johnson
Published by Beyond Words
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

In this celebratory 20th anniversary edition of I Shook Up the World, a new generation of kids are introduced to one of the greatest sports legends and most admired men of all time, Muhammad Ali.

In this celebratory 20th anniversary edition of I Shook Up the World, a new generation of kids are introduced to one of the greatest sports legends and most admired men of all time, Muhammad Ali.

Written by his eldest daughter, Maryum Ali, this exciting biography relates the story of Ali's early life and later successes. I Shook Up the World tells the tale of how Ali come into boxing, earning him an Olympic Gold Medal and a heavyweight championship. It also tells how he decided to stand up for his beliefs and his eventual role in the civil rights movement. This amazing life story is beautifully and powerfully illustrated by the illuminating artwork of Patrick Henry Johnson.

The unique layout of I Shook Up the World reflects a series of boxing rounds, each round covering a different period in Ali's incredible life. In addition to the foreword by Ali himself, there is also an updated timeline at the back of the book detailing the events in Ali's life that both kids and teachers can use in the classroom. The text is also interspersed with quotes by Ali that will inspire the young and old alike to fight for those things they believe in most. This book is a fitting tribute to the life of Ali and all his millions of fans.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of author

Maryum "May May" Ali is the eldest of Muhammad Ali’s nine children. She is currently working on a solo theatrical performance that will tour nationally and internationally. She has been a Public Speaker for many years. Maryum also has fifteen years of experience as a Social Worker in the area of juvenile delinquency prevention and youth development. More information is on her website at www.MaryumAli.com.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Elijah Joseph Johnson

Patrick Henry Johnson attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and is now an international artist and muralist. Patrick's work has been featured in many art exhibitions, and his “Elixir” mural in LA has become an iconic cultural landmark. NBA stars LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are collectors of his original paintings. He resides in Los Angeles, CA. Visit Patrick on Instgram: iampatrickhenryjohnson.

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