Robert Sharenow The Berlin Boxing Club

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The Berlin Boxing Club

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Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Publishers Weekly called it "a masterful historical novel" in a starred review.

Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew; after all, he's never even been in a synagogue. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin don't care that Karl's family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by their attacks against a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth.

Then Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German 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: family protector. And as Max's fame forces him to associate with Nazi elites, Karl begins to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his boxing dreams 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.

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Hardcover. Pub date: 2011 Pages: 404 Publisher: Bowen & Rogers Fourteen-year-old Karl Stern has never thought of himself as A Jew but to the bullies at his school in Berlin. Naziera For it does not 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. A skilled cartoonist. Karl has never had an interest in boxing. but as Max becomes the mentor Karl never had. Karl soon finds both his boxing skills and his art flourishing. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates. Karl must take on a new role: protector of his family. Ka...

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Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: "Powerfully written."--School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: "Readers will be held fast by the history told from the inside."--Booklist (starred review)

Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: "Teens should remain riveted right through the devastating conclusion to Sharenow's promising work of historical fiction."--Publishers Weekly

"A meaty, readable account of the perils and pitfalls of daily life in Nazi Germany."--The Horn Book

"Sharenow delivers a masterful historical novel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A story with well-drawn, complex characters, gripping history, and intense emotion."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"A fine one-two punch with the author's previous powerful work, My Mother the Cheerleader."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Readers will be drawn by the sports detail and by the close-up narrative ofthe daily oppression."--ALA Booklist

"I held my breath as Karl Stern, fierce and thoughtful, fought his way through the Nazi Wolf Pack and his own insecurities to save his family and become a boxer and an artist."--Robert Lipsyte, author of THE CONTENDER and CENTER FIELD

"This beautifully written coming-of-age story puts a human face on both the victims and the tormentors during the holocaust while revealing on a national level the political importance and implications of the historic match between black boxer Joe Louis and German hero Max Schmeling."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Sharenow delivers a masterful historical novel. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

A story with well-drawn, complex characters, gripping history, and intense emotion. --School Library Journal (starred review)"

A fine one-two punch with the author s previous powerful work, My Mother the Cheerleader. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Readers will be drawn [in] by the sports detail and by the close-up narrative ofthe daily oppression. --ALA Booklist"

A meaty, readable account of the perils and pitfalls of daily life in Nazi Germany. --The Horn Book"

This beautifully written coming-of-age story puts a human face on both the victims and the tormentors during the holocaust while revealing on a national level the political importance and implications of the historic match between black boxer Joe Louis and German hero Max Schmeling. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"

I held my breath as Karl Stern, fierce and thoughtful, fought his way through the Nazi Wolf Pack and his own insecurities to save his family and become a boxer and an artist. --Robert Lipsyte, author of THE CONTENDER and CENTER FIELD"

Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: Readers will be held fast by the history told from the inside. --Booklist (starred review)"

Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: Powerfully written. --School Library Journal (starred review)"

Praise for MY MOTHER THE CHEERLEADER: Teens should remain riveted right through the devastating conclusion to Sharenow s promising work of historical fiction. --Publishers Weekly"

"Readers will be drawn [in] by the sports detail and by the close-up narrative of the daily oppression."--ALA Booklist

'Set in Berlin just after Kristallnacht, this isn't just a story about the terrible events in Nazi Germany, it's also a story about identity, family, and growing up" (in the article "11 Children's and YA Books to Help Remember the Holocaust').--Brightly.com

? "Sharenow delivers a masterful historical novel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

? "A story with well-drawn, complex characters, gripping history, and intense emotion."--School Library Journal (starred review)

? "A fine one-two punch with the author's previous powerful work, My Mother the Cheerleader."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Set in Berlin just after Kristallnacht, this isn't just a story about the terrible events in Nazi Germany, it's also a story about identity, family, and growing up" (in the article "11 Children's and YA Books to Help Remember the Holocaust').--Brightly.com

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