New York : Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 2005
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hard enough being from the hood but when you are leading a double life,
things get really crazy. Nate is an academically gifted 16-year-old
who lives in Harlem but attends school at an exclusive private boarding
school. When he is at school, the girls think he is cute and the
boys want to shoot hoops with him. But when he comes home for visits,
he stops into the boys' room at Grand Central Station to change out of
his school clothes and stepping into his low-riding jeans, do-rag and his
shades. Now he fits into his neighborhood and can hang with his friends
and his girlfriend. But it isn't a smooth transition. Different
places require different personas. And what will happen when his
two separate worlds collide?
African Americans -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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