Black Ice [Lorene Cary] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was. Black Ice Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and Black Ice by Lorene Cary . With her first book, Black lee (), African American author Lorene Cary has entered the literary arena through the passage – a true rite of passage indeed- of.

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She feels it is a consolation prize. Add to that the fact that she was among the first girls or African-Americans to be admitted to the school, her feelings of alienation and yet determination to achieve were very stronger, and she describes them in their adolescent intensity.

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But it’s an interesting book, and a complex one. I knew some where financially better off than me, but I also went to school with poor whites. I actually meant to read this memoir for a class in college about 10 years ago! Scott Fitzgerald, the writer who articulated my fearful suspicions nlack my white schoolmates, had gone there” [p. Which of her ideas have been most seriously challenged or disproved?

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To ask other readers questions about Black Ice ie, please sign up. Mar 08, Laurie rated it really liked it. What do you think is the significance of the dreams Cary describes on pages ?


Some parts, particularly all of the references to smoking, are outdated and to younger readers might hardly seem believable. Paul’s and why she feels left out. It is fascinating and moving, and she is an introspective author and teen, to an korene lesser extent. Six stars for Chromecast support.

Paul’s boarding school in New Hampshire, on scholarship, entering in St. After writing a article about her experience at St.

Over the course of her two years at St. Boarding school books always draw me in!

Her experience is one of ambivale In Lorene Cary left her home in Philadelphia for boarding school in New Hampshire. It is extremely well written and an up This is the true story from a woman of color of her time as a teenage student on a boarding school campus in New England in hlack ‘s.

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How did opportunities for African-American citizens change from the s until the early s, when Cary attended St. What was it about the school culture that made pupils feel this?

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Black Ice by Lorene Cary

She spe Lorene Cary bornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania is an American author, educator, and social activist. Yep, this book was a little tough to read, not because of the language bladk the deep ruminations of the author, but because watching a preteen make bad decisions is like looking back on the boack you did when you were younger and too arrogant to know better. Some of them never get down and dirty in this respect.


Views Read Edit View history. Is the guilt she feels reasonable? What special fears did you have, and how did you cope with them?

On page Cary says that she feels gratitude for Mr. The school has strict rules, such as assigned seating at dinner, a mandatory sports requirement, and other formalities. Against her expectations, at St. Mar 31, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: It’s redeemable in some aspects, as it’s easy to connect with whether or not the reader goes to a boarding school of any kind When she ic a position on the student council, will her black friends see carg as a betrayal in favor of the power structure and values?

After some initial trepidation she decided to accept the challenge.