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The Boxer

Hard-hitting historical fictionEver since his father ran off two years before, fifteen-year-old Johnny Woods has struggled to help support his ma and five siblings, sacrificing his own schooling in the process. Still, there's been hardly enough money each month to make the rent, and Johnny's dream of a house in Brooklyn, away from the tenement slums, is out of reach.Then Johnny discovers boxing. H...

Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Lexile Measure: 640L
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (October 18, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374309213
ISBN-13: 978-0374309213
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3596042
Format: PDF Text djvu book

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“Kathleen Karr's THE BOXER is a great story about a young man who makes his own way in the world and reaches for dreams that he would have never dared if life hadn't forced him to succeed. Fifteen-year old Johnny Woods dropped out of school and start...”

is a natural-born fighter, with street smarts, determination, and an explosive uppercut. Although boxing is illegal in 1885 New York, Johnny powers his way through every obstacle, believing he has found the means to raise himself and his family out of poverty. But as he moves closer to his biggest fight yet, Johnny must reconcile his need to help his loved ones with a sharpening desire to achieve something outside the ring, starting with his education. In bringing to life Johnny's struggle and ultimate success, Kathleen Karr offers readers a compelling portrait of an appealing young champion.