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Lipsyte, Robert
New York : Harper & Row, 1987.
IL YA RL 7.1
ISBN 0060239204
If 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.
SUBJECTS:     Boxing -- Fiction
                        African Americans -- Fiction
                        Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction


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