The chosen one : a first-generation odyssey / Echo Brown.
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|LARL Cataloging||LARL95156 (Text)||LARL95156||New||On order||-|
- ISBN: 9780316310666
- ISBN: 0316310662
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.
"A YA coming-of-age novel about a first-year, first-generation Black student at Dartmouth College"-- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 14 & up. Little, Brown and Company.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 November #1
*Starred Review* Brown's semi-autobiographical novel is a powerful and vulnerable recounting of a first-generation university student trying to navigate the overwhelming white spaces at an Ivy League institution. First-year Echo has graduated top of her class at her Cleveland high school and has her eyes set on Dartmouth. Despite the naysayers who encourage her to stay closer to home, Echo is accepted to Dartmouth. She is excited for the challenge, and for the whimsical freshman year that the brochures and flyers have promised. Soon, though, she realizes she was sold a false narrative. Although she is an incredibly bright student by her high school's standards, she is woefully behind in her academic studies and has difficulty finding comfort in a student body that alienates her. Brown paints a realistic portrait touched with fantasy in this story of a young girl struggling to adapt to a new culture while also acknowledging the harsh truth of privilege and how it impacts academic success. Although the inclusion of magic can be dizzying at times, those fantasy elements successfully explore generational trauma with a vulnerable perspective on anti-Blackness and self-worth. This meaningful account will speak to many students who are both eager about and burdened by being their family's First. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
<p><b>Echo Brown</b> is the award-winning author of <i>Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard</i>, which was named a William C. Morris Award Finalist, a <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of the Year, a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year, a CCBC Choice Title, and a Rise: A Feminist Book Project Selection, among other honors. A performer and playwright, Echo created the acclaimed one-woman show <i>Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters</i>.  She is a Dartmouth alumna and the first female college graduate in her family. </p>
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