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New Boy (Paperback)

Author:  Julian Houston
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 061888405X
ISBN-13: 9780618884056
Sku: 204475446
Publish Date: 1/14/2008
Pages:  282
Age Range:  16 to UP
 
As a new African-American sophomore at an exclusive, all-white boarding school, fifteen-year-old Rob Garrett is witness to the persecution of another student with bad acne who is also Jewish. Reprint. *Author: Houston, Julian *Publication Date: 2008/01/14 *Number of Pages: 282 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.07 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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“This is history without the sensationalism, in which small acts of resistance eventually change the rules.”—New York Times Book Review “The strong cast of characters, steady progression of events, realistic dialogue, historical facts, touch of romance, and coming-of-age awareness and reflection will appeal to readers.”—School Library Journal In this compelling debut novel, a sixteen-year-old African American boy discovers the world—and himself—when he integrates an all-white boarding school in the 1950s.

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"[T]he honest first-person narrative makes stirring drama, touching on the fear and exhilaration of the group protests and the segregation in unexpected place, as well as Rob's personal discovery of failure and courage." 11/15/2005

New York Times Book Review
"Crosscurrents in the civil rights movement are well represented in NEW BOY, and Rob's quick transition between 'good colored boy' and fledgling activist makes sense...This is history without sensationalism, in which small acts of resistance eventually change the rules." - Regina Marler 02/12/2006

Publishers Weekly
"By focusing on one individual's journey, Houston also lays bare the searching questions of a torn society...." 12/12/2005

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Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0282
Product attributePublisher:   Graphia Books
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