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.
Each season the two best teams in the NHL (National Hockey League) battle for hockey's biggest prize: the Stanley Cup. Follow the epic upsets, game-winning goals, and most amazing games from the Stanley Cup Finals.
Superstar swimmer Katie Ledecky has six Olympic medals and fifteen World Championship medals. Discover how this Olympian made history.
How did Indy car racing begin? Who are some of the most famous racers? Find out in this exciting look at the sport, with thrilling facts and photos that put readers in the middle of the racing action.
Hockey is a thrilling, fast-paced sport, and the action gets even more intense during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fans can't get enough of the booming slap shots, the devastating body checks, and the overtime finishes. The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Quest for Hockey's Biggest Prize covers it all with exciting text and vivid photos. The greatest games, the biggest moments, and the most incredible goals are all here. Join Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin, and more hockey superstars of the past and present on a fun journey through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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.
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.
From the greatest pitching performances to the thrilling extra-inning wins of the MLB (Major League Baseball) World Series, discover the history of the most-watched games in baseball. Plus, learn about the future of the Fall Classic.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thrill racing fans with this look at rally car racing! Exciting photos and interesting facts help readers discover the history of rally car racing, what a typical race day looks like, and more.
Start your engines and get ready to learn all about the exciting world of motorcycle racing! Readers will be turning the pages to discover the history of motorcycle racing, what a typical race day looks like, and more about the sport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the end of every season, football fans watch the Super Bowl to see the top teams in the NFL (National Football League) battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The biggest game of the year has a culture of its own, from dazzling halftime shows to hilarious TV commercials. Dive into the Super Bowl's long history of epic football face-offs, nail-biting comebacks, and unbelievable upsets, and discover why each game keeps fans talking for years to come.