Muhammad Ali was a world-renowned Olympic Medal-winning athlete and spoke out against racism and the Vietnam War despite the personal cost to his career.
He always fought for what he believed in.
Before reading this book, the only things I knew about Muhammad Ali were his name and that he was a boxer. But there’s a lot more to his story than I thought. He fought for what he believed in, inside and outside the ring.
At the end of the book, there is a picture of Muhammad Ali with many other athletes who were inspired by him and stood up for what they believed in. Among them is Howard Cosell, a famous ABC sports announcer. The only reason I know this is because my mom recognized him. She has fond memories of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell sparring outside the ring. These two had a strange relationship that can only be described using this YouTube video I found:
Malala Yousafzai fights for women’s rights and free education for children worldwide.
She knows that education helps us all soar.
I was overjoyed when I found out Malala Yousafzai would be part of this series.
This book felt different than the other books. For one thing, it’s the most current, starting with her birth in 1997. But you might find it hard to believe that her story is current, based on how few opportunities girls have in Pakistan. You’d think the world would have evolved past viewing girls as somehow lesser by now.
I still can’t believe that kids are fighting and struggling to get an education. Too bad the kids I went to school with didn’t have Malala’s love for education. Maybe I would have enjoyed school more if I hadn’t had to block out their incessant chattering.
Malala is a truly inspiring person. It just shows you how much a girl with an education can do.