Teen Book Club - The Berlin Boxing Club

The March book selection isThe Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow.


Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. In Nazi-era Berlin, Karl's family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by the attacks against a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth.

Champion boxer Max Schmeling makes a deal to give Karl boxing lessons. Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself.

Then Nazi violence against Jews escalates, and Karl must take on a new role: family protector. Max's fame forces him to associate with Nazi elites. Can Karl balance his boxing dreams with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way?


Sign up in advance to receive a free copy of the book to read before the program!

*Teen Book Club takes place once a month, with a meeting to discuss a selected YA book. Ten spaces will be available for each session, allowing book club members to receive their own personal copy free of charge.

Registration is open monthly, and only applies to that specific session.

Please read the book in its entirety before the scheduled meeting. This program is available for grades 6-12, but YA titles may contain mature themes and language, so parental discretion is advised.*


Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm

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