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McDonald, Janet.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
ISBN 0374309957
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It's 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?
SUBJECTS:     African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Boarding schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.


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