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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.

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As an honor student walking the gauntlet of sneers and threats at his crime-infested high school in Washington, D.C., Cedric Jennings achieved the impossible: a 4.02 grade-point average and acceptance into Brown University. Suskind won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his stories about Jennings and now expands them into this full-length, nonfiction narrative.

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Ron Suskind is a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal. In 1995, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for a two-part series about the high-school years of Cedric Jennings. Suskind and his family live in Washington, D.C.

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Cedate, November 1, 2008 (view all comments by Cedate)
Excellent book about overcoming adversity and excelling no matter how much life tries to keep you down. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767901260
Author:
Suskind, Ron
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Students
Subject:
Brown university
Subject:
Afro-American college students -- Biography.
Subject:
African American college students
Subject:
African American teenage boys
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Jennings, Cedric Lavar - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
biography;education;non-fiction;race;brown university;african american;college;inner city;african americans;sociology;coming of age;memoir;affirmative action;adolescence;poverty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2260
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.83 in 0.65 lb

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