The Ultimate List of Children’s Books about Kentucky
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Children’s Books about Kentucky Legends
Lift Your Light A Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop, by Heather Henson, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Stephen Bishop was an explorer of the Mammoth Cave National Park caverns. This book tells of his period of enslavement, and how he was an explorer of nature.
The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali, by Tonya Bolden, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Muhammad Ali was at one point the most famous man on Earth. Additionally, he was a conscientious objector to the War in Vietnam. And it all started in Kentucky. This children’s book about Muhammad Ali, the champion boxer, is by Tonya Bolden.
Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champion, by Walter Dean Myers
This children’s book about Kentucky great, Muhammad Ali.
Becoming Muhammad Ali, by James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile (4th grade novel)
This book about Kentucky great Muhammad Ali will delight older elementary students. It is a novel written by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander about how Muhammad Ali came to be.
Video of Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic Torch at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
Muhammad Ali was the most famous athlete in the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Within the United States, there was a poll in which he and Babe Ruth were the top-rated for most famous athletes.
Caverns (Mammoth Cave National Park)
Children’s Books about Kentucky and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!