Read and discover the life of Bruce Lee with this biography in the Who Was. . . ? series. Readers ages 9 to 12 will learn about Lee's life from his birth in Chinatown in San Francisco, to his youth in Hong Kong, to his career as a master martial arts actor. Includes a timeline of Lee's life, as well as a timeline of world events, plus fun facts and illustrations.
Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time.
Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer based in Southern California. A former editor at the National Football League, he has written more than 50 books for all ages. His writing credits include biographies for young readers on Olympian Jesse Owens and baseball star Roberto Clemente.