Deborah Feldman, the author of the memoir "Unorthodox," makes it seem as if she attended strict Satmar schools her entire life before going to Sarah Lawrence College. Here is proof she attended a much less strict haredi school first. Along with that, I've included evidence that she may have been happier at home and in school than she wrote in her book.
"I go to Satmar school now. Chaya [her aunt Shaindy, principal of Bais Rochel d'Satmar] decided which class to put me in; she is the principal of the elementary division. The other students were initially jealous of me, assuming I had unlimited grace, but the truth is, it's another opportunity for Chaya to keep tabs on me and report back to my grandparents. She says she put me in the smart class, so that I would feel challenged. There are twelve sixth-grade classes...."
Feldman makes no mention of having switched schools, and the reader's impression is that she's simply starting to tell her story here, not that she attended elsewhere previously. But that is false, as you can see here:
Letter-poem written by Feldman to her Aunt Shaindy, called "Chaya" in "Unorthodox," for Hanukkah in one of Feldman's later high school years:
The text in black and white: