Jimmy the Greatest

By Jairo Buitrago. Illus. by Rafael Yockteng. Tr. by Elisa Amado. Groundwood, $18.95 (9781554981786). PreS–Gr. 2.


Translated from the Spanish and first published in Colombia, this unusual story about a young boxer celebrates the power of a close community and the impact a single individual can make.




Awards Won

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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)