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The Berlin Boxing Club (Reprint) (Paperback)
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Despite being raised in a secular household, 14-year-old Karl is beaten up at school for being Jewish. It's 1934 Berlin, and ******'s power is on the rise, along with his anti-Semitic agenda. In exchange for a painting from Karl's father's art gallery, the boxer Max Schmeling teaches Karl how to defend himself. Despite the lessons, Karl finds that fighting back is not enough, and Berlin has ceased to be safe for his family. A burgeoning cartoonist, Karl's work peppers the pages of this intense, complicated young adult historical novel.
In 1936 Berlin, 14-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust. By the author of the award-winning
My Mother the Cheerleader . 25,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 404
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Sports + Recreation / General, Historical / Holocaust
Age Range: Teen
Street Date: October 23, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-7565