The Berlin Boxing Club

The Berlin Boxing Club
Contributor(s): Sharenow, Robert (Author)
Set in 1930's Berlin, this second novel by the author of "My Mother the Cheerleader" explores the unlikely friendship between a young Jewish boy and boxing champion and German hero, Max Schmeling.Fourteen-year-old Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But to the bullies at his school in Naziera Berlin, it doesn't matter that Karl has never set foot in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by relentless attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth to everyone around him. So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, Karl sees it as the perfect chance to reinvent himself.

But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: protector of his family. Karl longs to ask his new mentor for help, but with Max's fame growing; he is forced to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, leaving Karl to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way?

Publisher:  Harper Teen
Pub Date:  10/2012
ISBN:   9780061579707
Binding:  Paperback-2.79 cms H x 20.07 cms L x 13.21 cms W (0.28 kgs) 404 pages

The Berlin Boxing Club
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The Berlin Boxing Club $39.000

The Berlin Boxing Club
Contributor(s): Sharenow, Robert (Author)
Set in 1930's Berlin, this second novel by the author of "My Mother the Cheerleader" explores the unlikely friendship between a young Jewish boy and boxing champion and German hero, Max Schmeling.Fourteen-year-old Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But to the bullies at his school in Naziera Berlin, it doesn't matter that Karl has never set foot in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by relentless attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth to everyone around him. So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, Karl sees it as the perfect chance to reinvent himself.

But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: protector of his family. Karl longs to ask his new mentor for help, but with Max's fame growing; he is forced to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, leaving Karl to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way?

Publisher:  Harper Teen
Pub Date:  10/2012
ISBN:   9780061579707
Binding:  Paperback-2.79 cms H x 20.07 cms L x 13.21 cms W (0.28 kgs) 404 pages