A Song For Harlem

ISBN-10: 0142412384
ISBN-13: 9780142412381
Author: McKissack, Patricia
Illustrated by: James, Gordon C.
Interest Level: 4-6
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: December 2008

Copyright: 2007

Page Count: 128

Series: Scraps Of Time

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Interest Level

Grades 4-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Q
Lexile: 590L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Creative writing; Fiction

Creative writing; Fiction

Creative writing; Fiction

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.
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AACPS Grade 4: Historical Fiction