The two are avid collectors of Ali memorabilia, but when a game of catch goes awry and Jo-Jo damages his father’s prized autograph photo of the boxing legend, the strength of their relationship will be tested.
Waterbury, CT (PRWEB) June 13, 2011
In a heartwarming story about the special bond between a father and son, Dad, Me, and Muhammad Ali: A Father-and-Son Story (published by iUniverse) by author Felix Manuel Rodriguez illustrates the benefits of developing close father-son relationships while promoting honesty and respect.
Noted sociologist Dr. David Popenoe, a pioneer in the field of research into fatherhood, makes the following assertion: “Fathers are far more than just 'second adults' in the home,” he says. “Involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring,” and Rodriguez comes forth with a much-needed resource to get fathers started on the path to greater involvement.
Ideal for young adult and teenage boys Dad, Me, and Muhammad Ali tells the story of 9-year-old Jo-Jo, an active young lad who, along with his father, is obsessed with all things Muhammad Ali. The two are avid collectors of Ali memorabilia, but when a game of catch goes awry and Jo-Jo damages his father’s prized autograph photo of the boxing legend, the strength of their relationship will be tested.
It’s nothing short of a miracle when Jo-Jo scores a pair of tickets to a Muhammad Ali meet-and-greet in Harlem, N.Y. Determined to make up for his mishap with the signed picture, Jo-Jo makes the trip to Harlem with his dad. Will they get the thrill of meeting their hero in person? Find out in this lighthearted tale that pays a loving tribute to “The Greatest of all Time” while promoting solid family values throughout.
Praise for Dad, Me, and Muhammad Ali:
“Great story; very engaging and one that families will certainly enjoy!”
—Roland C. Warren, president, National Fatherhood Initiative
About the Author
Felix Manuel Rodriguez has devoted himself to being a community advocate for more than 10 years, specifically focusing on helping to improve the development and education of underprivileged children. He has also worked as a police commissioner and a professional boxing inspector. He is currently the special assistant to the Department of Children and Families. Dad, Me, and Muhammad Ali, his first published book, has received awards and recognition including the iUniverse Star award and is featured at the Muhammad Ali Center in the boxer’s hometown of Louisville, Ky.
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