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Harlem Hellfighters

Written by J. Patrick Lewis & illustrated by Gary Kelley
Published by Creative Editions
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They went by many names, but the world came to know 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 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, And the Soldiers Sang, this remarkable narrative nonfiction 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.

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Book Topics › soldiers
Children's Books About Soldiers
Book Topics › World War I
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Book Topics › African Americans
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Gary Kelley

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.

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August 19, 2014

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