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Shelves: nonfiction , reviewed , boarding-school , z In Lorene Cary left her home in Philadelphia for boarding school in New Hampshire. The school, St. Over the course of her two years at St. Her experience is one of ambivalence, though, of never quite trusting St. I had not expected the gentle, tentative surge of gratitude I began to feel

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Cary grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In , she was invited to the elite St. She spent two years at St. She earned an undergraduate degree and her MA from the University of Pennsylvania in After finishing college, Cary worked in publishing for Lorene Cary born , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is an American author, educator, and social activist.

In , Cary returned to St. She is currently a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. After writing a article about her experience at St. In , Cary published her first novel, The Price of a Child. It is based on the escape of Jane Johnson, a slave from North Carolina who escaped to freedom with her two sons while briefly in Philadelphia with her master and his family.

In , Cary published a second novel, Pride, which explores the experiences of four contemporary black middle-class women. In Cary founded Art Sanctuary, an African-American arts and letters organization devoted to presenting regional and national talent in the literary, visual and performing arts.

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Pauls 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 ones skin. Black Ice is also a universally recognizable document of a womans adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love. In a strong, often funny, and revealing narrative, Lorene Cary recounts how she found herself suddenly catapulted into a world of privilege, when she left a black section of Philadelphia to attend a New Hampshire boarding school in

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Cary grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In , she was invited to the elite St. She spent two years at St. She earned an undergraduate degree and her MA from the University of Pennsylvania in After finishing college, Cary worked in publishing for Lorene Cary born , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is an American author, educator, and social activist.

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