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Hope in the Unseen : An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League

by Ron Suskind
| Item # P7848
Hope in the Unseen : An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League P7848
Format: Paperback
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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.

Product Information

  • AR Level7.5
  • AR Quiz Number45541
  • AR Quiz Points24
  • AuthorRon Suskind
  • Page Count400
  • ISBN100767901266
  • ISBN139780767901260
  • PublisherBroadway Books
  • Year Published1999
  • Grade Level9 - 12
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectStudents & student organisations
    Social & cultural history
    Higher & further education, tertiary education
    Biography: general
    Black & Asian studies
  • Lexile Level1080
  • ImprintBroadway

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