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A Fist for Joe Louis and Me - (Tales of Young Americans) by Trinka Hakes Noble (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Historical

Series Title: Tales of Young Americans

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Age Range: 4-8 years

Book theme: United States, 20th Century

Author: Trinka Hakes Noble

Language: English

Street Date: August 15, 2019
TCIN: 77894136
UPC: 9781534110168
Item Number (DPCI): 247-63-8422

Description

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy. Detroit's auto industry is affected and thousands of people lose their jobs, including Gordy's father. When his mother takes on work with a Jewish tailor, Gordy becomes friends with Ira, the tailor's son, bonding over their shared interest in boxing and Joe Louis. As the boys' friendship grows, Gordy feels protective of Ira, wanting to help the new boy fit in. At the same time, America is gearing up for the rematch between Joe Louis and the German boxer, Max Schmeling. For many Americans this fight is about good versus evil (US against Nazi Germany). Against the backdrop of the 1938 Fight of the Century, a young boy learns what it means to make a stand for a friend.
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