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The contender
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Published:
New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1967.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
182 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
690L
Status:
Antioch Middle - Teen Fiction
F LIP
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
F Lip
Jere Baxter Middle - Teen Fiction
F LIP
Description

The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero.

This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in Harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender.

Alfred 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 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 boxer--that before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender.

ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780064470391 (pbk.), 0064470393 (pbk.), 0060239204, 0060239190
Reading Level:
UG
Level 4.5, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
690

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Description
A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you don't know anything until you try.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lipsyte, R. (1967). The contender. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lipsyte, Robert. 1967. The Contender. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lipsyte, Robert, The Contender. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1967.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lipsyte, Robert. The Contender. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1967. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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