The Berlin Boxing Club

By Sharenow, Robert

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ISBN
978-0-06157-968-4
Publisher
HarperTeen HarperCollins


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2011

Gr 7 Up—This powerful and thought-provoking novel set in Berlin from 1934 to 1938 dramatically chronicles the impact of Hitler's rise to power through the eyes of Karl Stern. After suffering a humiliating beating by some pro-Nazi bullies, the 13-year-old happily accepts the chance to be coached by Max Schmeling, the champion boxer he meets at a reception in his father's art gallery. Boxing has never been one of Karl's interests, but it becomes his main focus. Prior to his humiliation at school, drawing cartoons was his passion...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2011

Karl Stern is blond and fair-skinned and is not an observant Jew, so he is surprised when a gang of Nazi bullies in his Berlin school discover his secret and beat him up. Later that night at his father's art gallery, he meets the German boxing champion Max Schmeling, who offers him boxing lessons in exchange for a painting. Over the next four years, Karl trains hard in the sport, transforming his lanky build into a muscl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Karl Stern, a blond and fair-skinned Jew, meets Max Schmeling, who offers him boxing lessons. Germany is transforming und...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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