Punching Bag


 Punching Bag By Rex Ogle

Publication Information: ew York, NY: Norton Young Readers Publisher, 2021



Punching Bag is the compelling true story of a high school career defined by poverty and punctuated by outbreaks of domestic abuse. Rex Ogle, who brilliantly mapped his experience of hunger in Free Lunch, here describes his struggle to survive; reflects on his complex, often paradoxical relationship with his passionate, fierce mother; and charts the trajectory of his step dad's anger. Hovering over Rex’s story is the talismanic presence of his unborn baby sister. Through it all, Rex threads moments of grace and humor that act as beacons of light in the darkness. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told, Punching Bag is a remarkable memoir about one teenager’s cycle of violence, blame, and attempts to forgive his parents—and himself

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Author Website: https://www.rexogle.com/

Rex Ogle Engages Students in the Classroomhttps://taylorismyfirstname.com/2020/11/24/qa-with-laura-taylor-namey/

Author Discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RycBnT2gMQ


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