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A fighting chance, Claudia Melédez Salinas

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A fighting chance
Title
A fighting chance
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Claudia Melédez Salinas
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Miguel Ángel is an aspiring boxer who avoids gang violence by working out every day with the Alisal Boxing Club. Can he avoid succumbing to the gangbangers in his neighborhood and have a successful relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Britney? Can their love survive all of the conflict in their lives?
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Miguel Angel spends every minute after school at the Packing Shed, working out with the Alisal Boxing Club. He dreams of becoming a champion so he can get his mother and five siblings out of their cramped one-bedroom apartment in one of Salinas' poorest barrios. But suddenly his life gets more complicated. The city is threatening to take the Packing Shed away from Coach, and without a place to train he won't be able to avoid the gangbangers in his neighborhood. His childhood friend, Beto, has succumbed to the wiles of easy money and expensive cars, and Miguel Angel wonders if he'll be able to resist his friend. Meanwhile, beautiful blonde Britney from Pebble Beach has entered his life, and Miguel Angel has never felt this way before. She too feels an overwhelming attraction, and she's willing to defy her hard-nosed father, who expects her to date someone from their social background of exclusive country clubs and Ivy League schools. When Beto turns to him for help, Miguel Angel is torn between his commitment to friends and Coach's warning about gang life. With gang violence getting closer and closer, he and Britney are suddenly faced with the consequences of unprotected sex. Can their love for each other survive all of the problems swirling around them? In A Fighting Chance, journalist Claudia Melendez Salinas has crafted a vivid novel for young adults that captures the challenges of contemporary urban life in one of the Latino community's poorest barrios
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Character
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10459671
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Salinas, Claudia Meléndez
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
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810
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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Salinas, Claudia Melendez
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True
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  • Teenagers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Gangs
  • Teenagers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Gangs
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Gangs
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A fighting chance, Claudia Melédez Salinas
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907203700
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781558858183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907203700
Label
A fighting chance, Claudia Melédez Salinas
Publication
Note
Cover title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907203700
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781558858183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907203700

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