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The Resource A hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League, Ron Suskind

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

Label
A hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League
Title
A hope in the unseen
Title remainder
an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League
Statement of responsibility
Ron Suskind
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 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
Summary
Follows a determined African American teenager from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155472
Cataloging source
ACN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suskind, Ron
Dewey number
  • 371.8092
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1080L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
LC2803.W3
LC item number
S87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
7.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Jennings, Cedric Lavar
  • Jennings, Cedric Lavar
  • Frank W. Ballou Senior High School (Washington, D.C.)
  • Brown University
  • African American teenage boys
  • African American college students
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League
Label
A hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League, Ron Suskind
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 1998
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something to push against -- Don't let them hurt your children -- Rise and shine -- Skin deep -- To him who endureth -- Pretender -- Good-bye to yesterday -- Fierce intimacies -- Bill payers on parade -- Bursting heart -- Back home -- Let the colors run -- Place up ahead -- Meeting the man
Control code
863752
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780767901260
Lccn
2010291303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780767901260
  • (OCoLC)ocm61354269
Label
A hope in the unseen : an American odyssey from the inner city to the Ivy League, Ron Suskind
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 1998
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Something to push against -- Don't let them hurt your children -- Rise and shine -- Skin deep -- To him who endureth -- Pretender -- Good-bye to yesterday -- Fierce intimacies -- Bill payers on parade -- Bursting heart -- Back home -- Let the colors run -- Place up ahead -- Meeting the man
Control code
863752
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780767901260
Lccn
2010291303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780767901260
  • (OCoLC)ocm61354269

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