The power of one
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies|
In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language--English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color--black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive--he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams. But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.
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Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Boxing -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Apartheid -- Fiction.
Prisons -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
Apartheid -- Juvenile fiction.
Prisons -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- South Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
South Africa -- History -- 1909-1961 -- Fiction.
South Africa -- History -- 1909-1961 -- Juvenile fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Delacorte Press,2005
|Edition||Young readers' condensed ed.|
|Other Titles|| Power of 1
"This condensed version originally published by Penguin Books, Australia Ltd. in 1999"--T.p. verso.
291 pages ; 22 cm