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Renée Watson
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the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it 3 years ago
A timely and powerful story about a teen girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her. Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. An...
kishawhite rated it 7 years ago
Beautifully told and illustrated picture book biography about one of not so well known jazz & blues singers of the early 1900s. My daughter, who is 8 and in the second grade, read it on her own and enjoyed it. It touches on the racism of that time, and stresses the importance of standing your ground...
ereksonj rated it 7 years ago
It was great to learn about a lesser-known historical figure in this myth-building picturebook. Like other well-known biographies of American figures, this one focuses on a 'from humble beginnings all the way to the world stage' narrative. When looking at images of Florence Mills on Google Images, ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 7 years ago
Lovely, affectionate portrait of Harlem Renaissance singer Florence Mills.
heidenkind rated it 9 years ago
Check out my blog on June 24th to see what I thought of this book and which novel is advancing in the Nerds Heart YA tournament!
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