Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? by Charlise Lyles
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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?
By Charlise Lyles

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? by Charlise Lyles

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"Lyles paints a detailed, thoughtful picture of race relations in the 1970s . . . Highly recommended." -- Small Press ReviewA 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781598510416
ISBN-10: 159851041X
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Gray & Company Publishers
Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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