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- Description<b> Lewis's poetics are perfectly complemented by Kelley's evocative pastel illustrations, which both inspire and unsettle. -New York Times</b> They went by many names, but the world came to kw them best as the Harlem Hellfighters. Two thousand strong, these black Americans from New York picked up brass instruments--under the leadership of famed bandleader and lieutenant James Reese Europe--to take the musical sound of Harlem into the heart of war. From the creators of the 2012 <em>Boston Globe</em>-Horn Book Award Hor Book, <em>And the Soldiers Sang</em>, this remarkable narrative nfiction rendering of WWI -- and American -- history uses free-verse poetry and captivating art to tell century-old story of hellish combat, racist times, rare courage, and inspired music.
- Author BiographyJ. Patrick Lewis spent years as an economics professor before finding his passion as a writer. Today he holds an esteemed reputation in children's publishing, having authored more than 70 picture books, including such acclaimed titles as <em>Black Cat Bone</em> and <em>The House</em>. In 2011, he was honored with the NCTE Poetry Award and chosen to serve as the Children's Poet Laureate. Gary Kelley is an internationally known artist who has illustrated numerous picture books, including <em>Black Cat Bone</em>. His artwork has appeared in such prominent periodicals as <em>The New Yorker</em> and <em>Rolling Stone</em> and can be seen in Barnes & Noble's bookstore murals.
- Author(s)J Patrick Lewis
- PublisherCreative Editions
- Date of Publication19/08/2014
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreative Editions
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight499 g
- Width234 mm
- Height307 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)Gary Kelley
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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