Fifteen-year-old Rob Garrett wants nothing more than to escape the segregated South and prove himself. But in late 1950s Virginia, opportunity doesn’t come easily to an African American. So Rob’s parents take the unusual step of enrolling their son in a Connecticut boarding school, where he will have the best education available. He will also be the first student of color in the school’s history. No matter—Rob Garrett is on his way.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Gripping, true to life story of a young southern black boy who goes North to boarding school, sent by his parents to escape segregation. Well-written though there are a few spots where the grown judge drowns out the vulnerable boy. Very nicely done, overall.
Review: New BoyUser Review - Goodreads
"New Boy" by Julian Houston is a fictional adventure story about a young African-american teen by the name of,"Rob Garret. His parents were sending him to a boarding school called draper in ...