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Title:The Berlin Boxing Club
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Robert Sharenow
Publisher:HarperCollins Canada / Other
ISBN:0061579688
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:399
Category:Historical fiction, Young adult, Historical, Holocaust, World war ii, Fiction

The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Berlin Boxing Club Sydney Taylor Award winning novel em Berlin Boxing Club em is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling s experiences following Kristallnacht .

Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew But the bullies at his school in Nazi era Berlin don t care that Karl has never been in a synagogue or that his family doesn t practice religion Demoralized by attacks on a heritage he doesn t accept as his own Karl longs to prove his worth .

So when Max Schmeling champion boxer and German national hero makes a deal with Karl s father to give Karl boxing lessons A skilled cartoonist Karl has never had an interest in boxing but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself .

But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates Karl must take on a new role protector of his family And as Max s fame forces him to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites Karl begins 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 .

Includes an author s note and sources page detailing the factual inspirations behind the novel .

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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