2-4 DAY PROCESSING TIME ON ALL SHIPPING ORDERS. Orders of books $30+ ship FREE! Local, contact-free order delivery is now available on Saturdays. Place your order before Friday at 2 pm, select "local delivery" at checkout and we'll deliver it to your doorstep on Saturday. Click here for more details! Local delivery is available for 19127, 19128 and 19129. Due to rising COVID cases, local pickup is not currently available.

Black Ice - Lorene Cary (Used)

Black Ice - Lorene Cary (Used)

Regular price
$6.00
Sale price
$6.00

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."

This is a used copy in good condition with some wear throughout, including yellowing to the page ends.

By Lorene Cary. Paperback. 256 pages. Published by Vintage, 1992.