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Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

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SKU AABA978-0375869730

Renee Watson (A) and Christian Robinson (ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover Singer / Harlem Renaissance - 2012)

From Caldecott Honor winner Christian Robinson and acclaimed author Renee Watson, comes the inspiring true story of Florence Mills.

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead. (40 pgs) Ages 3-7

Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Lexile Measure: 770L 
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces