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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How does that feeling of guilt affect her life at St. She is so good at conveying growth and change over time, as well as the struggle of representing your people well, both racially and as a female.

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A symbol of the problem. In Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. 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 one’s skin.

Why is Cary so upset after slapping Carole? Six stars for Chromecast support.

Feb 21, Linda rated it it was ok Shelves: Learn More About Black Ice print. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book opens with a chapter entitled June Yep, this book was a little tough to read, not because of the language or the deep ruminations of the author, but because watching a preteen make bad decisions is like looking back on the stuff you did when you were younger and too arrogant to know better.


After graduating from Saint Paul’s School, Cary later returned as a teacher. I’m attempting to capture my boarding school experience in a novel and Cary has definitely inspired me to keep the candle burning.

Not one thought entered my head that did not seem disloyal. A compelling examination of the role of Affirmative Action in one young woman’s life as she comes of age at the newly-integrated St.

Mark all un- played. I had extraordinarily high expectations for this book as a result of Cary’s fantastic reflection speak in chapel. Why does Cary include the quote from Tillich on page 65? Read it Forward Read it first. Retrieved from ” https: I feel this book has connected to me in ways that many other books haven’t.

Do you feel that her suspicion is justified? Pain and shame and cowardice and fear had to be kept secret. Lorsne for a high-quality podcasts app on Android? I had always gone to school in an environment where I was more than likely the only one or two chocolate dots in class. Why was she pleased?

Paul’s School in Concord, NH, a prestigious boarding school which had only recently become co ed, and which was courting black students. I snapped it up and read it quickly.

Guides you to smart, interesting podcasts based on category, channel, or even specific topics. Cart earned an undergraduate degree and her MA from the University of Pennsylvania in Determined not only to succeed academically but to impress her personality on the school, to “turn it out,” Cary threw herself into her new life with zeal.


Black Ice Summary & Study Guide

How much is too much and when do you lose yourself? Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Which of blaxk ideas have been most seriously challenged or disproved? I thought about this because the author was in high school while I was in fourth-grade in West Burlington, Iowa. Or had I mistaken kindness for condescension?

Copyrights Black Ice from BookRags. My handwriting changed several times.

Lorene discusses how she maintains her black identity at St. First published init relates the African American author’s experiences at the elite St. How does Cary react to the residents of the state school for the retarded who serve the St. How do the two cultures Cary describes—the culture of St.

Black Ice by Lorene Cary

Unfortunately, the memories here are typical coming-of-age encounters with drugs, sex, academic and social competitiveness; the central conflict presented of trying to fit in as a minority in a traditionally white environment is not analyzed. The fact that it’s nonfiction only makes it better. When considering whether to apply to St.

Why has she chosen this as a title for her book? Like any good student, she was determined to succeed. Please try again later. How did opportunities for African-American citizens change from the s until the early s, when Cary attended St.