The Lost Songs

By COONEY, Caroline B.

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ISBN
978-0-385-73966-5 978-0-385-90800-9 978-0-375-89805-1
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 7–10—Lutie is an intelligent South Carolinian teenager with a drug-addicted mother and a decision to make: she has been asked to make public the family folk songs passed down by her great-great-grandmother, a slave, and never written down. Lutie is one of four teen central characters of different races featured. The story is about the ways they come together, uniting through mutual realizations of the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

"You and me, we inherited songs. They're my grandma's shouts to God," Lutie's own grandmother used to tell her. Lutie works h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2011

From the spirituals Lutie Painter sings on her grandmother’s lawn to the Bach fugues her classmate, Doria Bell, plays in church, The Lost Songs is a rapturous celebration of music. Cooney captures her characters’ performances with descriptions that appeal directly to the senses: “From Lutie’s throat came a low rich growl of a note, which she dragged up an octave and a half and then swirled b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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