Oscar De La Hoya by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Rob Maaddi
  

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Oscar De La Hoya by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Rob Maaddi

When he was just a skinny, shy kid riding his skateboard through the streets of the East Los Angeles barrio, Oscar De La Hoya never thought he would one day be one of the world's premier boxers, setting records and winning championships. Neither did anyone else. However, when he was just six years old, he stepped into the ring with his father's encouragement and shocked everyone with his speed, power, and agility. He spent much of his childhood and teenage years honing his talent for defeating opponents in the boxing ring and accumulating wins by knockout. Oscar De La Hoya is a made in America story of a young boy with a dream and the perseverance and determination to make it a reality.

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The Great Hispanic Heritage series provides biographies of selected Hispanic leaders and major figures, making for strong biographical choices for youngsters...All are especially recommended picks for biographical studies.

About the Author

Susan Muaddi Darraj is associate professor of English at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. She is also the author of The Inheritance of Exile, published by University of Notre Dame Press. Rob Maaddi is the Philadelphia sports editor/writer for The Associated Press. He is also the host of The Rob Maaddi Show on ESPN 920 radio in Philadelphia.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
111 pages

Author

Susan Muaddi Darraj, Rob Maaddi
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Publisher

Publication date

15th May 2008

ISBN

9780791096925


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