CliffsNotes Lipsyte's The ContendereBook - 2000
A multicultural perennial favorite by Robert Lipsyte, "The Contender" is a moral tale that emphasizes the importance of the fight rather than the prize, the quality of the struggle over the outcome. Hence, becoming a contender is what Alfred Brooks learns to do as he literally fights young boxers and figuratively braves the inner struggle of peer pressure.
Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, 2000.
Characteristics: 88 p.
Alternative Title: Contender