Black Boy White School

By Brian F. Walker
(Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780061914836, 246pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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He couldnt listen to music or talk on the phone without her jumping all over him about what they listened to up in Maine, or how they talked up in Maine, or how he better not go up to Maine and start acting ghetto.

Maine.

Anthonys mother didnt even know where it was until hed shown it to her on a map, but that still didnt stop her from acting like she was born there.

Anthony Ant Jones has never been outside his rough East Cleveland neighborhood when hes given a scholarship to Belton Academy, an elite prep school in Maine. But at Belton things are far from perfect. Everyone calls him Tony, assumes hes from Brooklyn, expects him to play basketball, and yet acts shocked when he fights back.

As Anthony tries to adapt to a world that will never fully accept him, hes in for a rude awakening: Home is becoming a place where he no longer belongs.

In debut author Brian F. Walkers hard-hitting novel about staying true to yourself, Anthony might find a way to survive at Belton, but what will it cost him?




About the Author
Brian F. Walker grew up in East Cleveland, where he ran with gangsters, drug dealers, and thugs until age fourteen, when he was sent to an elite boarding school and a world he had no way of understanding. For the past seventeen years he has taught high school English, coached basketball, and served as an admissions officer at a prep school in Weston, Massachusetts. He recently won a grant for fiction writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, in addition to numerous awards for playwriting, short stories, and journalism. Brian lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
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