Nutcracker in Harlem
Nutcracker in Harlem
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Nutcracker in Harlem

Illustrated by James Ransome
Published by HarperCollins
Prices as of Jan 23

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A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year!This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a worthy tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season.In this original retelling, set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, one little girl finds her voice as a musician thanks to her enchanting adventures with a magical toy.This quintessential holiday tale is brought to vivid life by debut picture book author T. E. McMorrow and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator James Ransome. An author’s note at the end provides additional information about the history of the Harlem Renaissance, and about the author’s inspiration for this musical retelling.

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    Publication Date
    September 26, 2017
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    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
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    ASIN/ISBN 10
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