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Harlem Hellfighters

Written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Gary Kelley
Published by Creative Editions
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32
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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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  • 2014 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1568462468
ISBN 13:
9781568462462
Publication Date:
August 19, 2014