Jimmy the Greatest

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Iairo Buitrago

Narrated By: Luis Moreno

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2013

Duration: 0 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

Jimmy lives in a small Caribbean town where there's not a whole lot to do. Fortunately though, there is a boxing gym, and one day the owner, Don Apolinar, suggests that Jimmy start training. He also gives Jimmy a cardboard box full of books and newspaper clippings all about Muhammad Ali. Jimmy reads and re-reads as he never has before. He is swept with admiration for Ali who said, "I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was." He starts to feel good, realizing that he doesn't need to have a lot of fancy stuff, that he's a pretty good boxer himself, and that he can look forward to the future. But by the time Don Apolinar has to leave for the big city, Jimmy realizes that he can have a great life running the gym, creating a library, dancing and boxing . . . right where he is. "Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia." --Kirkus, starred review

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