No Ivy League

No Ivy League

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"When 17-year-old Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon, her only expectation is to earn a little money. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no skill in navigating. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a girl's awakening to the racial insularity of her life, the power of white privilege, and the hidden story of segregation in Portland."--Page 2 of cover.
Publisher: [St. Louis, MO.] : Roar [an imprint of] The Lion Forge LLC, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781549303050
1549303058
Call Number: ygn NEWLEVANT 2019
Characteristics: 205 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm

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This memoir is the story of a girl's awakening to the racial insularity of her life, the power of white privilege, and the hidden story of segregation in Portland. Also available via ebook.

Grades 9-12. Question 2a. Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, she soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no skill in navig... Read More »

Grades 9-12. Question 2a. Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, she soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no skill in navig... Read More »

Grades 9-12. Questions 1, 1a, and 2. Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, she soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no ski... Read More »

Grades 9-12. Questions 1, 1a, and 2. Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, she soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no ski... Read More »


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JessicaGma Dec 09, 2020

For this being described like a super woke book, it was okay. It's a quick slice of life story about a homeschooled teen who joined a summer project to clear out non native plants from a forest. It was light on the introspection and other books are much better at this. It's fine, but I have other graphic novels that I would recommend over this.

JCLBrittanyC Nov 15, 2019

This was a sweet quick read that follows Hazel, a homeschooled teen who is
starting a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her town. Throughout her summer job, she is exposed to many different experiences from both her co-
workers and bosses. She faces a few challenges she wasn’t prepared for, but in the end grew as an individual from these experiences. This is one of the
new graphics added to our collection, which is why I thought I would give it a
read, but overall it left me wanting more. If you are looking for something
quick to pass the time, go for it, but otherwise, I would skip it.

JCLHebahA Oct 06, 2019

Gorgeous art and an interesting story, but the introspection promised in the blurb was not as developed as I would have liked.

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