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No Ivy League Teacher Guide Graphic
  • Ages: 12 and Up
  • Imprint: Roar
  • Subject: English, Language Arts
  • Grade Range: Seventh Grade and Up

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About the Book

Description

When 17-year-old Hazel takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in Portland, Oregon, the only plan is to earn some extra cash to put toward concert tickets. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds that working side by side with at-risk teens leaves no room for comforting illusions of equality and understanding. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a teen’s awakening to the racial insularity of the upper class, the power of white privilege, and the hidden history of segregation in Portland.

No Ivy League Book Cover

No Ivy League © 2019 Hazel Newlevant.

No Ivy League Book Cover

No Ivy League © 2019 Hazel Newlevant.

Description

When 17-year-old Hazel takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in Portland, Oregon, the only plan is to earn some extra cash to put toward concert tickets. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds that working side by side with at-risk teens leaves no room for comforting illusions of equality and understanding. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a teen’s awakening to the racial insularity of the upper class, the power of white privilege, and the hidden history of segregation in Portland.

About Hazel

Hazel NewlevantHazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist. Their comics include Tender-Hearted, Sugar Town, No Ivy League, and If This Be Sin. They are the editor and publisher of the anthologies Chainmail Bikini and Comics For Choice.

A letter from Hazel

No Ivy League Author LetterDear Reader,
This book is about a pivotal summer in my life. It poked a hole in my familiar bubbles and complicated my understanding of the world. It was a multi-car pileup of race, class, gender, and teen hormones. I started working on No Ivy League five years after the events that inspired it. Now, as I finished the book, it’s been a decade. I thought I started out with a complete and mature understanding of my past.

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