by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Publication Date: Aug 14, 2018
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Holiday House
Publisher: Holiday House
Parent Company: Holiday House, Inc.
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In a debut historical novel about the Great Migration a boy discovers Chicago’s postwar South Side and the poetry of Langston Hughes.
When 11-year-old Langston’s mother dies in 1946, he and his father leave rural Alabama for Chicago’s brown belt as a part of what came to be known as the Great Migration. It’s lonely in the small apartment with just the two of them, and at school Langston is bullied. But his new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the local public library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston, a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.
- Juvenile Fiction / Books & Libraries
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Bullying
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / New Experience