Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? From the Projects to Prep School

ISBN-10: 159851041X

ISBN-13: 9781598510416

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Charlise Lyles

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NEW updated, softcover edition . . . A memoir of race and education, this is the story of a girl who grew up and out of the Cleveland projects in the 1960s and '70s. While growing up in Cleveland, young Charlise Lyles experienced turbulent events including race riots and a neighborhood murder. Yet she was inspired to appreciate literature at a young age, and she spent her days reading--and also often searching for the estranged father who taught her that love of learning. Despite starting in the slow class at an aging school on Cleveland's east side, Lyles had a thirst for knowledge and drive for success that would open a door to new opportunities. Granted a scholarship to a prestigious prep school in wealthy Gates Mills, the vibrant teenager finds herself presented with a bewildering set of new challengesand a new direction in life.
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List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Gray and Company, Publishers
Publication date: 8/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Charlise Lyles was born in Cleveland in 1959. She is an alumna of Hawken Upper School, the A Better Chance program, and a 1981 graduate of Smith College. Lyles is the co-founding editor of Catalyst Cleveland, now Catalyst Ohio magazine, which analyzes urban school improvement issues. Under Lyle's leadership, Catalyst twice won a Clarion Award from the national Association of Women in Communication as well as awards from the Ohio Society for Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland. In 2009, Lyles was a finalist for a National Association of Black Journalists commentary award. In 2008 she was selected as a Fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs/Jouralism at the John Glenn School at The Ohio State University. After ten years, Lyles left Catalyst in 2009 to pursue other ventures in eduation equality and creative writing. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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