What a great interview. I've become a real fan of Mr. Smith. His books are terrific. Here are a few:
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Muhammad Ali Story--an epic story of an epic life
The Mighty 12; Superheroes of Greek Myth--the only book I know that compares the twelve Olympians to superheroes! With terrific illustrations by the great Craig Russell, a well-known comics artist! (Pay attention, all you Percy jackson fans!)
I Am America--teling about the wonderful diversity that is our country
If: A Father's Advice to His Son Charles Smith takes some of his own photographs of boys playing sports (he's also a professional photographer) and puts them to an old-but-awesome poem by Rudyard Kipling. It's the best poem I've ever seen about what it takes to be a REAL man. Every guy ought to read this.
Thanks, Mr Smith, for your interview and your great books!