No Ivy League

No Ivy League

3.14 (1,172 ratings by Goodreads)
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When 17-year-old Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job
clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon, her only
expectation is to earn a little money. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered,
Hazel soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an
initiation into a new world that she has no skill in navigating. This
uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a girl's awakening
to the racial insularity of her life, the power of white privilege, and the
hidden story of segregation in Portland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 20mm | 503g
  • MO, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1549303058
  • 9781549303050
  • 1,437,462

Review quote

"No Ivy League gracefully delivers a
messy truth behind the essential process of questioning and reckoning. Newlevant
respects young people's awareness of how class, race, gender, and history impact
our experiences, and takes readers seriously enough to give space for personal
reflection and growth. Fantastic brushwork, and a great sense of natural light.
Highly recommended." --Nate Powell
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Rating details

1,172 ratings
3.14 out of 5 stars
5 9% (109)
4 23% (268)
3 44% (514)
2 21% (241)
1 3% (40)
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