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Float Like A Butterfly

16 minutes 10 seconds

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Shelley, hostess of the Beyond the Page Cafe, reads "Float Like a Butterfly" to the Cafe kids. This brief biography of Muhammad Ali emphasizes his drive to succeed and strong self-esteem. The Cafe kids then have an online interview with the book's author Ntozake Shange and illustrator Edel Rodriguez. The session ends with a "visit" to a gym that caters to young people who share Ali's spirit.

Media Details

Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds

Cartoon image of Muhammad Ali punching a speed bag. Caption. "When it came to fighting, he knew he was good.
Beyond The Page
Episode 1
16 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration of 2 Chinese-American boys facing camera in a comfortable classroom setting. Caption. It's a first, moon birthday celebration.
Beyond The Page
Episode 2
19 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration of a white swan with head held high and wings outstretched. Caption. Honk! said Mimi happily.
Beyond The Page
Episode 3
16 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration of grandparents holding a string attached to a colorful piñata. A small, blindfolded girl swings a bat at the piñata as a boy stands behind her and watches. Caption. That my mom has filled with candy and gifts.
Beyond The Page
Episode 4
18 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration of a lemon tree filled with ripe lemons under a lemon-colored moon. A girl wearing a white nightgown dances in front of the tree. Caption. Her tree glowed golden in the night.
Beyond The Page
Episode 5
18 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6