The Contender - eBook  -     By: Robert Lipsyte
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The Contender - eBook

HarperCollins / 2010 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780061995873
ISBN-13: 9780061995873
Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

Before you can be a champion,
you have to be a contender.

Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool dropout and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn't even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that has trained champions. There he learns it's the effort, not the win, that makes the man -- that last desperate struggle to get back on your feet when you thought you were down for the count.

Author Bio

Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in that genre. He lives in Manhattan and on Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Lois, and his dog, Milo.

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“A novel filled with hardships and hope.”

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