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Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Finding Langston

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Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Aug 14, 2018 | ISBN 9780823439607
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“An engaging, quick, and relatable read that skillfully incorporates themes of race, class, post-war American life in the North and South, and a bit of Langston Hughes’ poetry. This is a story that will stay with readers long after they’ve finished it.“—School Library Journal, Starred Review

★ ”The impact on the reader could not be more powerful. A memorable debut novel.”Booklist, Starred Review

★ ”A fascinating work of historical fiction . . . Cline-Ransome at her best.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ ”Finding Langston is about cultural heritage and personal growth and, at its heart, about finding home wherever you land.”Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

★ ”Written in short chapters, this crisply paced book is full of historical details of the Great Migration and the role a historic branch library played in preserving African American literary culture.”The Horn Book, Starred Review

“There aren’t any explosions in this spare story. Nor is there a happy ending. Instead, Langston discovers something more enduring: solace. To quote Langston Hughes: ‘My black one / Thou are not beautiful / Yet thou hast / A loveliness / Surpassing beauty.‘”The New York Times

An ILA Teacher’s Choice Title
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Winner of the 2019 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
A Junior Library Guild selection


Coretta Scott King Author Honor HONOR 2019

Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction AWARD 2019

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