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A Song for Harlem, 1928
by Pat McKissack and Gordon C. James


Overview - A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

For Lilly Belle, ?the capital of Black America? is about as far from her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, as a twelve-year-old can get?maybe not in miles but certainly in mindset.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A historical chapter book series from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author, Patricia C. McKissack.

For Lilly Belle, ?the capital of Black America? is about as far from her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, as a twelve-year-old can get?maybe not in miles but certainly in mindset. Then a summer program for gifted young writers opens a whole new world for Lilly Belle. Jazz music in the street lulls her to sleep, her classroom is in a mansion, and the author Zora Neale Hurston is her teacher, helping her understand the power of words, especially her own. Once again, award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack builds an involving story around real events and famous figures.

"McKissack writes with empathy for the characters as well as a good eye for details that bring the period to life." --Booklist


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  • ISBN-13: 9780142412381
  • ISBN-10: 0142412384
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2008
  • Page Count: 108
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.2 x 0.29 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21 pounds

Series: Scraps of Time (Quality) #1

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)

 
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