Want students to read more? So does Townsend Press. That's why we created the Townsend Library—a collection of high-interest paperbacks that engage readers. These books feature compelling human stories and include an afterword and author commentary to deepen readers' enjoyment. Acclaimed by educators and readers alike, each Townsend Library book is available to schools for $3.
In the 1950s, a young African American boy named Cassius Clay was told he couldn't enter restaurants, swin in pools, or even have a drink of water—all because of his skin color. A burning anger grew in the heart of the boy and then in the soul of the young man who would come be be known as Muhammad Ali.
Ali would find his release and his future in the sport of boxing. In turn, the fame boxing brought him allowed him to express his beliefs to the world.