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Biography (nonfiction) 1,373 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 920LAs the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Muhammad Ali put his career and freedom on the line when he refused to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. In taking a stand for the right of religious freedom enshrined in the U.S. constitution, Ali made history both inside and outside the ring. Muhammad Ali offers a detailed look at the career and life's work of this once controversial, and now universally respected, champion. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to identify prepositional phrases. The book and lesson are also available for levels W and Z.