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A song for Harlem

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J F MCK
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J F MCK
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Fiction Collection j Fic McKissac
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j Fic McKissac
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Fiction Collection j Fic McKissac
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j Fic McKissac
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j Fic McKissac
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j Fic McKissac
 
 
Summary
Harlem in its heydayathe 1920sais the backdrop for the next Scraps of Time story. For Lilly Belle, athe capital of Black Americaa is about as far from her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, as a twelve-year-old can getamaybe not in miles but certainly in mind set. A summer program for gifted young writers opens a new world. Jazz music in the street lulls her to sleep, her classroom is in a mansion called athe Dark Tower, a and the author Zora Neale Hurston is her teacher, helping Lilly Belle come to a deeper understanding of the power of words, especially her own. Once again Patricia C. McKissack builds an involving story around real events and famous figures
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the third book of the Scraps of Time series, Gee tells her grandchildren about their great-great-aunt. In 1928 Lilly Belle leaves Tennessee for Harlem to attend a young authors' writing program led by Zora Neale Hurston. A wealthy city girl pokes fun at Lilly Belle's country ways, but in the end, they become fast friends. McKissack writes with empathy for the characters as well as a good eye for details that bring the period to life. Especially appripriate for aspiring writers, the themes of finding your voice and telling the truth resonate throughout this appealing chapter book. Historical notes on Harlem are appended.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Scraps of time.
#1 - Abby takes a stand
#2 - Away west
#3 - A Song for Harlem
#4 - The Home-run king
Subjects Hurston, Zora Neale -- Juvenile fiction.
Robinson, A'Lelia Walker, -- 1885-1931 -- Juvenile fiction.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Fiction.
Robinson, A'Lelia Walker, -- 1885-1931 -- Fiction.
Creative writing -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Creative writing -- Fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Viking,2007
Contributors James, Gordon C.
Language English
Description 108 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
ISBN 9780670062096 (hc.)
067006209X (hc.)
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