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

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It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric has almost no friends. He eats lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he has asked for, knowing that he’s really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition–which is fully supported by his forceful mother–is to attend a top-flight college.

In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realizes that ambition when he begins as a freshman at Brown University. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and now tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Wall Street Journal, the author follows a determined black youngster from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League. Reprint. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

About the Author

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.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307763082
Subtitle:
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Suskind, Ron
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Urban
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
373

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Biography » General
Education » General
Education » Higher Education
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Wall Street Journal, the author follows a determined black youngster from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League. Reprint. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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