Panel Mania: ‘No Ivy League’ by Hazel Newlevant

March 1, 2019

In the forthcoming graphic memoir No Ivy League, Hazel Newlevant looks back on the summer when they were 17 years old and worked a seasonal job clearing ivy from the forest around Portland, Ore., where Newlevant grew up.

Homeschooled, affluent, and insulated, Newlevant is working for the first time alongside teens of different backgrounds, races, and social standings, and is soon forced to confront illusions about the world, white privilege, and Portland’s history of racial segregation.

No Ivy League will published by Roar, Lion Forge’s YA imprint, in August.

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