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
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Scraps of Time Series , #3|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||590L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack lives in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Gordon C. James lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
*Wonderful way to learn history with a fascinating storyline and nicely developed characters. *What are "Russians"? Look inside this novel to find out. *The poem on page 38 is worth enjoying. *This novel should inspire readers to follow their career passion and not be discouraged by what other people say or do. From this novel you can learn about the NAACP, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the National Urban League, and the Universal Negro Improvement Association.