Shaky Bones

A Story of the Harlem Renaissance

By Dell, Pamela

Publishers Summary:
The famous poet Countee Cullen gives Simon Brocade his nickname: Shaky Bones. As Shaky explains it, when the music starts, he just can't be still! Music and creativity seem to ooze from everyone in Shaky's neighborhood during the Harlem Renaissance— including from Shaky. He wants to be famous as a poet. A young poet's competition teaches Shak

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ISBN
978-1-59187-040-1
Publisher
Child's World


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2004

Gr 4-6 This series blends fact and fiction to describe moments in American history. Unfortunately, these titles are uneven. The books are attractive, full of archival black-and-white photographs with informative captions and sidebars throughout, but the first-person narratives are slight and dry. In Gavilan, seventh-grader Ben is ostracized when neig...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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