New York : Harper & Row, 1987.
IL YA RL 7.1
you were born poor and everyone around you was coping out with drugs, you'd
have a lot going against you if you quit school on the top of it. In the
"Contender", you'll read about Alfred Brooks trying to figure out if trying
to be a boxer is worth the pain and agony of the physical training along
with the special agony of being teased and tempted by his friends who party
all weekend. This is a book that reads fast and is full of hope even for
the kind of guy who seems to have all odds against him.
Boxing -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
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