Sponsored by Roar, the YA imprint of Lion Forge
When 17-year-old Hazel takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in Portland, Oregon, the only plan is to earn some extra cash to put toward concert tickets. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds working side by side with at-risk teens eye-opening. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a teen’s awakening to the racial insularity of the upper class, the power of white privilege, and the hidden history of segregation in Portland. Find Hazel Newlevant’s memoir, No Ivy League, in stores September 3 from Roar, the YA imprint of Lion Forge!