No Ivy League

No Ivy League ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ No Ivy League By Hazel Newlevant ✍ – When 17 year old Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon, her only expectation is to earn a little money Homeschooled, affluent, and shelte When year old Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon, her only expectation is to earn No Ivy PDF/EPUB ² a little money Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds her job working side by side with at risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no skill in navigating This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a girl s awakening to the racial insularity of her life, the power of white privilege, and the hidden story of segregation in Portland.

Hazel Newlevant is a Portland raised, Queens residing cartoonist Their comics include Tender Hearted, Sugar Town, No Ivy League, and If This Be Sin They are the editor No Ivy PDF/EPUB ² and publisher of the anthologies Chainmail Bikini and Comics For Choice Their work has been honored with the Ignatz Award, Xeric Grant and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • No Ivy League
  • Hazel Newlevant
  • 20 October 2017
  • 9781549303050

10 thoughts on “No Ivy League

  1. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

    I feel like this graphic novel bit off than it could chew, tbh It tried so hard to do so many things and I feel like every aspect was lacking because of it I am SO BUMMED that I didn t love this.

  2. ~ Althea ~ ☾ says:

    FORMAT READ eBook Adobe Digital Editions READ FOR coming of age themesTW Cursing, Under Age Relationships MY BLOG All my reviews are spoiler free unless stated otherwise OVERALL 3.5 5This was. interesting in a good way This is a story I probably would not have picked up nor would I have enjoyed if it wasn t a graphic novel The illustrations gave the story a lot of life and it was able to translate what the author wants to show well The book tackled problems that Hazel, as girl who grew up homeschooled and sheltered, encounters when she meets other kids who grew up practically the opposite of her environment I like how you can clearly see the difference in her headspace and how her actions reactions differ from the those that in the No Ivy League with her you also learn a bit about Ivy plants D There is a lot of mature themes in this novel so consider yourself warned because I was not I was a bit shaken at the beginning but it proved to be important in the plot It also makes for a good coming of age novel There are important lessons that I think a lot of people can benefit from.Though, there some topics that I felt like were never closed properly and just simply ended.I really enjoyed seeing Hazel develop as a character and I have to admit that I was rooting for her every step of the way I loved seeing her grow and I feel like she is someone that a lot of people can relate to at one point in their lives I think she was a great protagonist and I really enjoyed reading about her Even though I m still not the biggest fan of how awful most of the No Ivy League people were to her this was one of the things that I felt wasn t closed properly.This was also not a long read so it s easy to get through PLOT CHARACTERS THEMES ILLUSTRATIONS PAGE TURNER Thank you to Lion Forge for sending me an ARC to review All thoughts and opinions are my own This book is released on August 20, 2019.

  3. laurel [suspected bibliophile] says:

    Insulated in her homeschool group, Hazel has no idea how privileged she is as the daughter of vegan, middle class hippies in Portland, Oregon Many of her preconceptions and ignorance are challenged, however, when she accepts a job at No Ivy League, a youth program designed to get city kids working in nature pulling ivy.I enjoyed this, but felt like it would have been better if it was a little longer and explore the major theme of white privilege a bit instead of dancing across the surface I did like that Hazel explored her discomfort and realized that her actions like reporting the sexual comments of a Black coworker would have different ramifications for him and would be treated differently than the incident of boys sexually shaming another girl for her choice in reading that the team leaders saw While his words were completely uncalled for and the incident was alarming, Hazel realized first hand the differences in repercussions and how unfair a system can be.Another thing that I liked was that Hazel bumped against her parents own racial prejudices I grew up in Oregon and it took me a very long time to realize that many, many free loving hippies have racism and prejudice embedded deep into their core Plus, not fun fact Oregon was founded as a whites only state, with some very harsh anti black laws and a strong KKK presence So when integration began in cities that were segregated there were many sundown laws preventing black people from moving into many places in Oregon it was very dangerous to be a person of color, and in some places it still is , there was a lot of push back, in ways that rippled down through the adults of Hazel s parent s generation, as she realized when she learned why her parents homeschooled her and why there were so few people of color among her homeschooled peers.Speaking of homeschooling, I did enjoy the turmoil Hazel felt when view spoiler she won the video competition hide spoiler

  4. Emma says:

    The ARC of this graphic novel was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I think this book only touches the surface of a major problem which is white privilege Hazel doesn t realize how sheltered her life has been until she has the chance to work alongside a group of very diverse people This story deals with her coming to realize some truths not only about the outside world and what she has never encountered because of her homeschooling but also about her family life and her parents I would have liked the graphic novel to delve into these themes, instead of lightly touching upon them.

  5. Maia says:

    Hazel grew up white, middle class, vegan, and home schooled in Portland, OR Lacking a social circle outside other home schooled teens, Hazel had no idea how sheltered she was until she started a summer job pulling invasive English ivy out of parks in youth nature summer program For the first time, Hazel worked along side teens from different schools, races, backgrounds and with different goals It s a rude awakening, but ultimately an enlightening one Newlevant the author now uses they them pronouns hasn t cut themself any slack, and their honesty leads to a story which is at turns humorous and uncomfortable, but always compelling I picked up an advanced reader copy at BookExpo 2019, which is printed in black and white The final volume will be printed with ivy green washes, highlighting the nuanced watercolors This is an important, timely, and engaging story and I can t wait for its official release Full disclosure, the author and I share a publisher and we are friends

  6. Queen Cronut says:

    When I first looked at this book, I d assumed it was about Ivy League schools but as it turned out, was the memoir of Hazel Newlevant, told through a graphic novel depicting the summer she joined No Ivy League, a program for at risk teens to clear invasive species in state parks.Hazel Newlevant, a vegan, home schooled, and extremely sheltered girl finds a summer job working alongside other teens from different backgrounds leading to realize just how naive and ignorant she s been A coming of the age story as Hazel forms new perceptions on the world around her regarding privilege and inequality in society While No Ivy League does an excellent job depicting Hazel s emotions and reactions, I wish there was some depth in exploring some of the overarching themes though I did like the portrayal of trying to find a sense of belonging.Highly recommended for older fans of Smile and Rollergirl Thank you to NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for providing a free ARC

  7. Anniek says:

    I read an eARC of this novel through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest review.This graphic novel starts off with an author letter, where she talks about what inspired the novel One of the main themes is learning who you are as a person, in relation to the world around you As always, the question here is if it s even possible to fully know yourself It s incredible, believing over and over again that you ve figured things out only to stumble on new ways your place in society shields you from the truth It s about white privilege and the ignorance that comes with it, and how being confronted with your own ignorance can feel uncomfortable It s intimidating to publish a story about my younger self doing and saying so many profoundly embarrassing and regrettable things, but I hope that it helps those who see their own shame reflected in mine resolve to move forward with compassion This is by no means an exaggeration this is at times a very uncomfortable novel to read, because the main character, Hazel, is a very na ve and sheltered 17 year old She takes on a park maintenance summer job alongside at risk youth Being homeschooled, she doesn t have a lot of experience interacting with peers her own age, and her coworkers are a diverse group of people She s quite clueless interacting with them, which is quite annoying to read at times, but also, I think, quite realistic, and important to be aware of People don t become socially aware out of nowhere, they aren t born with an innate grasp on inequality So it was good to see Hazel s development and increasing awareness as a sheltered white girl I especially appreciated one of the side characters stating explicitly that he didn t want to be a part of her journey of self discovery.I wasn t able to fully appreciate this novel though, because it was a bit hard to read at times since it s not yet finished This meant that some pages were only sketches, and certain panels weren t completed yet The ending also felt really abrupt, giving me the impression the final edition will be longer If so, I hope it brings together both of the storylines to make for a well rounded ending.

  8. Chloe Quartier du Livre says:

    3.5 5a very nice autobiographical graphic novel, in wich the author MC confronts the reality of the world that homeschooling didn t let her see it s not mindblowing nor game changing, but seeing how her perception of the world changes because or thanks to a summer job in a national park was interesting i liked the art, the author definitly has her own style and worked hard on it, defining it The MC is very mature, however very naive since she s lived a very privileged life When all she knows is challenged, she has very mature and intelligent reactions Overall, i would recommand, it is a very nice, quick summer read.

  9. Laura says:

    This is the story of Hazel, a home schooled teen who has never had to mingle with people who might be from a different economical background, with different life experiences The author writes this memoire from a distance of bout 10 years.There are other things going on, beside the homeschooling, as Hazel is also dating someone much younger than her This is brought up by some of the boys, she is working with, and she is teased about it in a gross way, so she reports him He gets fired.Interesting take on this world that she find her self in The main problem I had, and it may be fixed in the final edition, was that the ending seemed rushed, as though everything was fixed by just talking a little bit about it Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  10. Erin says:

    This author and artist has a lot of potential, and this graphic memoir is an intriguing story, but almost like the first few chapters of a work instead of the whole thing I loved the art style can t wait to see in color , and they did a great job of capturing Hazel s conflicted feelings in each drawing I agree with some other reviews I ve seen that it seemed both unfocused and too tidy But as someone who also grew up in a suburban Portland home and was mostly surrounded by other white, middle class families, I can really relate to her first exposure to kids of other backgrounds I will be very interested to see what they do next

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