A Song For Harlem (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Scraps of Time (Quality))

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9780606025881: A Song For Harlem (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Scraps of Time (Quality))
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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.

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Patricia C. McKissack lives in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Gordon C. James lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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"The themes of finding your voice and telling the truth resonate throughout this appealing chapter book." --Booklist

"Conveys a feel for the characters and the time, and a vivid sense of place." --School Library Journal

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