Christian Neira relates his adolescent experience of living in two worlds — that of a New York City housing project and that of an elite preparatory school. His narrative takes us through a single day during which he confronts the poverty of his neighborhood, with its degradation of human dignity, and must struggle against stereotypic attitudes and beliefs at school. Neira's treatment of the irrational circumstances found in both worlds is scathing at times as he juxtaposes the two realities and the challenges they pose to his sense of self.

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