Black Ice

ISBN-10: 0679737456

ISBN-13: 9780679737452

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lorene Cary

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In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a "boot camp" for future American leaders.  Like any good student, she was determined to succeed.  But Cary was also determined to succeed without selling out.  This wonderfully frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double role, in which failing calculus and winning a student election could both be interpreted as betrayals of one's skin.  Black Ice is also a universally recognizable document of a woman's adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, "a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love."
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/4/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Lorene Cary penned the highly acclaimed book, Black Ice, an autobiographical account of her years at St. Paul's Prep School in New Hampshire. Cary was among the first African American women to break into the predominantly white male establishment at the school. She believes that her primary role as an author is to "deliver a story that matters and tell it until it sings." In earlier years, Cary worked at TV Guide as an assistant editor, and as a writer for Newsweek. Cary now resides with her family in Philadelphia, where she is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

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