The Contender
ISBN: 0064470393
EAN13: 9780064470391
Language: English
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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A 17-year-old Harlem boy struggles to become a champion boxer in this excellent novel (recommended) for use in the early phases of secondary school literature study (Language Arts).
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From the Back Cover Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool dropout and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn't even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that has trained champions. There he learns it's the effort, not the win, that makes the man -- that last desperate struggle to get back on your feet when you thought you were down for the count.

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