This beautifully written (award-winning) novel would be a wonderful read aloud in grade three and up. Langston, dealing with the recent death of his mother, a move north during The Great Migration, and bullies at school, eventually finds solace in a library and in the poetry of Langston Hughes. The characters are believable, the story engaging, and the book heartwarming!
There is also much potential for discussion about setting, the language use in different eras, and the genre of historical fiction. A must-have on my bookshelf!
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