By (author) Robert Lipsyte
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Contender by Robert Lipsyte
Book DescriptionAlfred Brooks is scared. He's a high school 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 Aflred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that's 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812415353
(173mm x 102mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Lipsyte
Twin Powers, Paperback / softback (October 2015)
Identical twins Tom and Eddie, living on different planets, regroup with friends to develop the special powers that will help them resist alien and government attempts to destroy both Earths.
Twinning Project, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
Back to the Future meets When You Reach Me in this provocative, funny novel about time, space, and middle school. Tom has an imaginary twin on another planet but Eddie and his planet are as real as Tom and his Earth."
Popular Mechanics Why a Curveball Curves, Paperback (June 2014)View all books by Robert Lipsyte
Explores the science behind everything from the perfect curveball and Phelps' kick to gene doping. This book offers coverage on the recent doping scandals that rocked the Tour de France, as well as a chapter on lacrosse, and the clear, understandable explanations come from people who really love their game.
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