Cassius Clay began boxing at age twelve to protect himself from bullies. He spent endless hours training and dreaming of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. In 1964, his dream came true when he beat Sonny Liston. Soon after this victory, Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali. When Ali refused to fight in the Vietnam War (1957–1975), he was banned from boxing—but a few years later, he made an incredible comeback. Find out how Ali became a legendary boxer and one of the world's most famous athletes.
Superstar swimmer Katie Ledecky has six Olympic medals and fifteen World Championship medals. Discover how this Olympian made history.
In 1936, Adolf Hitler attempted to make the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, a showcase of Nazi superiority with a new stadium and the first television broadcast of the Games. He didn't account for African-American sprinter and long jumper James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, who smashed records throughout his track and field career. Owens turned Hitler's Olympic vision on its head by winning four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump. Along the way, he broke or equaled nine Olympic records and set three world records. In graphic nonfiction style, this biography takes readers from Owens's early life to his historic athletic triumphs.
Working through times of setbacks and Grand Slam glory, Serena Williams has become a role model for a new generation of tennis players, and it's all captured in this graphic biography. From an early age, Serena trained to be a force on the tennis court. Alongside her talented sister Venus, she rose up through the ranks until she was competing in—and dominating—the world's most elite tournaments. Follow along as she amazes everyone with her powerful, strategic playing style and also speaks out against racism and sexism in the tennis world.
From the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth's epic rise to the Baseball Hall of Fame is one many people have heard about. Dive deeper into his career-defining moments in this epic biography!
Sandy Koufax went from dreaming of playing in the NBA to pitching perfect games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Learn how the left-handed Koufax honed his throwing arm, brought the Dodgers a World Series, and more.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso hit it out of the park during his 2019 rookie season playing Major League Baseball (MLB). The slugger won the Home Run Derby and also hit the most homers in the league that year.
Sprinter Wilma Rudolph's life was defined by epic triumphs on and off the track. As a child, Rudolph suffered from polio, but later became the first US woman to win three gold medals in track and field at an Olympics. Learn all about this inspirational athlete!
Tiger Woods became a famous golfer when he was two. As an adult, he's won 81 PGA Tour events and 15 major tournaments (and counting). Read about one of the world's most recognizable athletes.
Center fielder Mike Trout has racked up more home runs and stolen bases faster than any player in MLB history. Follow this Los Angeles Angels star as he continues to rise.
Outfielder Christian Yelich was a solid but unspectacular player for the Miami Marlins from 2013 to 2017. Then he joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 and won the National League Most Valuable Player award. Follow Yelich's rise to baseball superstardom.
Right fielder Mookie Betts is the only player in Major League Baseball (MLB) history to win a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger, an American League Most Valuable Player (MVP), and the World Series in one season. Get to know this Boston Red Sox star!
In an era of discrimination, Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Before Robinson took his place at first base, the majors discriminated against African-American athletes, denying them a chance to compete. Despite facing harassment from fans and other players, Robinson stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend. This graphic biography follows Robinson's time on semi-pro teams, his days in the US military, and his history-making experience with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Tiger Woods is one of the most accomplished pro golfers of all time! Learn about his career highlights, life off the green, and more through action-packed text and full-color photographs.
After one breakout season playing college basketball at Duke, Zion Williamson was drafted into the NBA (National Basketball League) by the New Orleans Pelicans. Learn about one of the NBA's most notable rising stars.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is a rising star in the National Football League (NFL). Readers will devour the life story of this athlete with a golden arm and cheetah-like speed!
Megan Rapinoe lends her tremendous soccer talents to both the United States Women's National Team and Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Learn about her training regimen, her advocacy work, and more!
Kobe Bryant dominated the world of basketball as an 18-time NBA All-Star, a five-time NBA champion, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. This biography details his life and his thrilling legacy.
This graphic biography shows readers the moments that have defined Colin Kaepernick’s life as a quarterback and an activist. His talent and determination made him a college football success and brought him to the National Football League. As a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he led his team to multiple playoffs and even competed in the Super Bowl. When outrage over violence against African Americans became a national movement, Kaepernick joined the protests. His decision cost him his career in football, but he gained a voice heard worldwide.
From playing college football at Buffalo to becoming the highest paid defensive player in National Football League (NFL) history with the Chicago Bears, Khalil Mack has always been a standout. Readers will love learning how he became a superstar linebacker.
In 2019 Luka Doncic became the second basketball player from Europe ever to win the National Basketball Association (NBA) Rookie of the Year Award. This Slovenian phenom's rise to stardom will keep readers turning the pages.
Tennis legend Serena Williams has been competing for more than 20 years and continues to dominate the court while inspiring young tennis fans around the world. Learn about her 23 singles Grand Slam titles, her fashion line, and more.
Russell Wilson is the all-star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. A six-time Pro Bowl pick, he has led the Seahawks to two Super Bowls and in April 2019 became the highest paid player in the National Football League.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is a Heisman Trophy winner and the 2018 first overall draft pick. As a rookie, he proved himself with an amazing comeback in his first National Football League (NFL) game. Read his story!
The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan without knowing he would raise the standard for how basketball is played forever. Learn all about Jordan's life and explore what makes him a living legend.