A Song for Harlem

Paperback | December 26, 2008

byPatricia Mckissack

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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.

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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 mans...

Patricia C. McKissack lives in Chesterfield, Missouri. Gordon C. James lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.28 inPublished:December 26, 2008Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142412384

ISBN - 13:9780142412381

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?This easy-to-read novel has succinct chapters and sentences that . . . convey a feel for the characters and the time, and a vivid sense of place.? ?School Library Journal