Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? : From the Projects to Prep School, by Lyles, Charlise
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- ISBN: 9781598510416 | 159851041X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/30/2008
NEW updated, softcover edition . . . 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 wealthy Gates Mills, the vibrant teenager finds herself presented with a bewildering set of new challenges┐and a new direction in life.