Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

Renée Watson (Author) Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
October 23, 2012
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.3 X 10.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780375869730

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About the Author

RENÉE WATSON is the author of the children's picture book, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen (Random House, June 2010), which was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Her middle grade novel, What Momma Left Me debuted as the New Voice for 2010 in middle grade fiction by The Independent Children's Booksellers Association. Renée has worked as a teaching-artist for more than 10 years, teaching creative writing and theater to elementary, middle, and high school students. She also uses writing and drama therapy to work with youth and adults. Renée lives in New York, NY.

Christian Robinson is "one of the most exciting children's book artists working today," according to the New York Times. He received a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, which was also a Newbery Medal winner and a New York Times Bestseller. He also illustrated Rain! by Linda Ashman, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell, recipient of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. He lives in San Francisco. Learn more at TheArtOfFun.com.

Reviews

Starred Review, Booklist, June 2012:
"With a text that stylistically sings yet is packed with information, the book introduces a woman who, though part of the Harlem Renaissance, is not well remembered by history."