A Song for Harlem, 1928 (Scraps of Time (Quality))

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 108 Publisher: penguin For Lilly Belle the Capital of Black America is about as far from her hometown of Smyrna. Tennessee the AS a twelve-year-old can getmaybe 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 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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aThis 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.a "aSchool Library Journal"

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