The Berlin Boxing Clubby Robert Sharenow

Karl Stern is a teenager and nonobservant Jew in Germany in the 1930s. As the Nazi party rises to power, some people care less and less how little Karl sees himself as Jewish. They only see him as part of the group they blame for the world's problems. When a friend of the family, heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling, offers to train Karl at the Berlin Boxing Club, Karl sees a chance to reinvent himself and takes him up on it.

416 pgs. - ISBN: 9780061579684

AR Points - IL: MG+ - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 13

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Keywords: WWII historical fiction, boxing, Jews, Nazi Germany

Honors: 2012 Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award

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