June 2nd, 1938 Yankee Stadium
This is the true story of the boxing match between African American Joe Lewis and the German Max Schmeling for the heavy weight championship of the world.
It is a story of when America put aside its prejudices and fought for a common ideal against the Nazis.
Text copyright © Matt de la Peña, 2011
Illustrations copyright © Kadir Nelson, 2011
Used with permission of Penguin Random House LLC