Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely
inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences
Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But the
bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, don't care that Karl has
never been in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice
religion. Demoralized by attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as
his own, Karl longs to prove his worth.
So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero,
makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, A
skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but
now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself.
But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on
a new role: protector of his family. And as Max's fame forces him
to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, Karl begins to
wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his
dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family
out of harm's way?
Includes an author's note and sources page detailing the factual
inspirations behind the novel.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
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