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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?: From the Projects to Prep School
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gray & Co
Publication date May 30, 2008
Pages 260
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781598510416
ISBN-10 159851041X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

“Lyles paints a detailed, thoughtful picture of race relations in the 1970s . . . Highly recommended.” ― Small Press Review

A memoir of race and education, this is the story of a girl who grew up and out of the Cleveland projects in the 1960s and '70s.

While growing up in Cleveland, young Charlise Lyles experienced turbulent events including race riots and a neighborhood murder. Yet she was inspired to appreciate literature at a young age, and she spent her days reading―and also often searching for the estranged father who taught her that love of learning.

Despite starting in the “slow class” at an aging school on Cleveland's east side, Lyles had a thirst for knowledge and drive for success that would open a door to new opportunities. Granted a scholarship to a prestigious prep school in a wealthy suburb, the vibrant teenager finds herself presented with a bewildering set of new challenges―and a new direction in life.

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9780571198368 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Charlise Lyles was born in 1959, on the cusp of a new era for African-Americans.
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2 edition from Gray & Co (May 30, 2008)
9781598510416 | details & prices | 260 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: “Lyles paints a detailed, thoughtful picture of race relations in the 1970s .

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