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Leaving Lymon by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Leaving Lymon

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Leaving Lymon by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Jan 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780823444427
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    Jan 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780823444427 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Jan 07, 2020 | ISBN 9780823446339 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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★ “Balancing rich history and timeless themes of race, instability, and the importance of music and the arts, this title is another must-have from Cline-Ransome.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
★ “Cline-Ransome’s masterful storytelling will keep readers enthralled while teaching them about historical racial biases in the penal system, the plight of children during the Great Migration, the discrimination faced by Northern blacks, and more. A captivating novel about a boy whose story will leave readers wanting more.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review  

“In this companion to her Coretta Scott King Honor Book Finding Langston (2018), Cline-Ransome digs deep into the story of Lymon, the boy who bullied Langston. . . . Lymon’s strong first-person narrative does an excellent job of capturing both the boy’s confusion and disappointment, though his transformation into a bully is muted, as is the scene where he rips Langston’s book. This is at its best when depicting the strong relationships that keep Lymon afloat, and the hopeful ending will uplift readers.”Booklist

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