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Amigo Brothers by Piri Thomas is a short story about two 17-year-old friends who’ve grown up together in New York City. They share a love of boxing and they are close like brothers. But what happens when they have to compete against each other?
Download a copy of the story from the column on the right.
Share this video adaptation to help students gain a better understanding of the movie. Can be shown to students before tackling the text to help them envision what will happen in the story, or shown after the text as a lead-in to a discussion analyzing what students imagined as they read and the choices the director made.
You can access the video directly on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/UG-aX56KEoY
Amigo Brothers Audio
Play the audio while students follow along to help them comprehend the text.