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The Brave (Paperback)

Author:  Robert Lipsyte
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064470792
ISBN-13: 9780064470797
Sku: 30006882
Publish Date: 2/1/1993
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  240
Age Range:  College to UP
 
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York City, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman. Reissue. *Author: Lipsyte, Robert *Publication Date: 1993/02/01 *Number of Pages: 195 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.25
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The long-awaited sequel to The Contender. 17-year-old Sonny Bear has lived most of his life on the reservation with Uncle Jake. Sonny's fists have found him escape, but when he takes off for New York City, his fighting instincts land him in trouble with the law. Then he meets Alfred Brooks--hero of The Contender and now a cop--who helps Sonny discover the strength that's within him.
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Sonny Bear, 17-years-old and half Moscondaga Indian, leaves his reservation for New York City, where he is picked up by a crack dealer and hired to be a drug runner. Sonny is arrested almost immediately and lands in prison, where the hot-headed Sonny attracts the attention of Alfred Brooks, hero of "The Contender". Brooks takes him to Donatelli's gym and introduces him to boxing, and Sonny finds his vocation at last.
Author Bio
Robert Lipsyte
Robert Lipsyte graduated from Columbia University and began working as a copy boy for the sports section of the "New York Times." Soon afterwards, he had his own sports column and eventually a television program, "The Eleventh Hour." As host of that program, he met boxing manager Cus D'Amato and it was this meeting that prompted Lipsyte to write his first young adult novel, THE CONTENDER, which is about boxing. Lipsyte waited 10 years before publishing his next work for young adults, ONE FAT SUMMER, which was a reflection on his own childhood and was followed by two sequels--SUMMER RULES and THE SUMMERBOY. In 1991 he returned to the world of boxing with THE BRAVE, which reintroduced the character of Albert Brooks, who readers first met in THE CONTENDER nearly 25 years earlier. In 2001, Lipsyte was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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"A gritty tale of a young man who learns to replace his anger with pride. Well-written boxing action, too."

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"Lipsyte's writing is as crisp as ever; his vision of New York's seamy underside is chillingly evoked, and the novel's boxing scenes are nearly palpable."

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"This doggedly earnest story...pushes all the right buttons...The novel reads like a connect-the-dot exercise in coming-of-age the politically correct way. Lipsyte writes with great power when he climbs down from his soapbox." - Bill Ott 10/15/1996

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins
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