A hope in the unseen: an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League

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Publisher:
Broadway Books,
Pub. Date:
[2005]
Language:
English
Description
Follows a determined African American teenager from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League
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ISBN:
9780767901260
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.5, 24 Points
Lexile measure:
1080L
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display_descriptionAt Ballou Senior High, a crime-infested school in Washington, D.C., honor students have learned to keep their heads down. Like most inner-city kids, they know that any special attention in a place this dangerous can make you a target of violence. But Cedric Jennings will not swallow his pride, and with unwavering support from his mother, he studies and strives as if his life depends on it--and it does. The summer after his junior year, at a program for minorities at MIT, he gets a fleeting glimpse of life outside, a glimpse that turns into a face-on challenge one year later: acceptance into Brown University, an Ivy League school. At Brown, finding himself far behind most of the other freshmen, Cedric must manage a bewildering array of intellectual and social challenges. Cedric had hoped that at college he would finally find a place to fit in, but he discovers he has little in common with either the white students, many of whom come from privileged backgrounds, or the middle-class blacks. Having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric is left to rely on his faith, his intelligence, and his determination to keep alive his hope in the unseen--a future of acceptance and reward that he struggles, each day, to envision.
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subject_facetAfrican American college students -- Biography
African American teenage boys -- Education -- Washington (D.C.)
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title_displayA hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League
title_fullA hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League / Ron Suskind
title_shortA hope in the unseen
title_suban American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League