Leaving Lymon Lesa Cline-Ransome

Leaving Lymon

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Book Title
Leaving Lymon
Author
Lesa Cline-Ransome
ISBN
9780823444427
A companion novel to Finding Langston, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Writing Honor and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It's 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in the Deep South and moved up North, needs that chance. Lymon's father is, for the time being, at Parchman Farm--the Mississippi State Penitentiary--and his mother, whom he doesn't remember all that much, has moved North. Fortunately, Lymon is being raised by his loving grandparents. Together, Lymon and his grandpops share a love of music, spending late summer nights playing the guitar. But Lymon's world as he knows it is about to dissolve. He will be sent on a journey to two Northern cities far from the country life he loves--and the version of himself he knows. In this companion novel to the Coretta Scott King Honor wining Finding Langston, readers will see a new side of the bully Lymon in this story of an angry boy whose raw talent, resilience, and devotion to music help point him in a new direction. A Junior Library Guild Selection Praise for Finding Langston, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction "There aren't any explosions in this spare story. Nor is there a happy ending. Instead, Langston discovers something more enduring: solace."--The New York Times * "this crisply paced book is full of historical details of the Great Migration and the role a historic branch library played in preserving African American literary culture."--The Horn Book, Starred Review * "This is a story that will stay with readers long after they've finished it."--School Library Journal, Starred Review * "The impact on the reader could not be more powerful. A memorable debut novel."--Booklist, Starred Review * "A fascinating work of historical fiction . . . Cline-Ransome at her best."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review * "Finding Langston is about cultural heritage and personal growth and, at its heart, about finding home wherever you land."--Shelf Awareness, Starred ReviewBinding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Lesa Cline-RansomePublisher: Holiday HousePublished: 01/07/2020ISBN: 9780823444427Pages: 208Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.80h x 6.00w x 1.00dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 161Booklist 12/15/2019 pg. 100School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 66Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2020 pg. 78Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2020Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507859 / Leaving LymonReading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 6
A companion novel to Finding Langston, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Writing Honor and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It's 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in the Deep South and moved up North, needs that chance.

Lymon's father is, for the time being, at Parchman Farm--the Mississippi State Penitentiary--and his mother, whom he doesn't remember all that much, has moved North. Fortunately, Lymon is being raised by his loving grandparents. Together, Lymon and his grandpops share a love of music, spending late summer nights playing the guitar.

But Lymon's world as he knows it is about to dissolve. He will be sent on a journey to two Northern cities far from the country life he loves--and the version of himself he knows. In this companion novel to the Coretta Scott King Honor wining Finding Langston, readers will see a new side of the bully Lymon in this story of an angry boy whose raw talent, resilience, and devotion to music help point him in a new direction.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Praise for Finding Langston, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

"There aren't any explosions in this spare story. Nor is there a happy ending. Instead, Langston discovers something more enduring: solace."--The New York Times

* "this crisply paced book is full of historical details of the Great Migration and the role a historic branch library played in preserving African American literary culture."--The Horn Book, Starred Review

* "This is a story that will stay with readers long after they've finished it."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

* "The impact on the reader could not be more powerful. A memorable debut novel."--Booklist, Starred Review

* "A fascinating work of historical fiction . . . Cline-Ransome at her best."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "Finding Langston is about cultural heritage and personal growth and, at its heart, about finding home wherever you land."--Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 01/07/2020
ISBN: 9780823444427
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.80h x 6.00w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 161
Booklist 12/15/2019 pg. 100
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 66
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2020 pg. 78
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2020

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507859 / Leaving Lymon
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 6
A companion novel to Finding Langston, recipient of a Coretta Scott King Writing Honor and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It's 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in the Deep South and moved up North, needs that chance.

Lymon's father is, for the time being, at Parchman Farm--the Mississippi State Penitentiary--and his mother, whom he doesn't remember all that much, has moved North. Fortunately, Lymon is being raised by his loving grandparents. Together, Lymon and his grandpops share a love of music, spending late summer nights playing the guitar.

But Lymon's world as he knows it is about to dissolve. He will be sent on a journey to two Northern cities far from the country life he loves--and the version of himself he knows. In this companion novel to the Coretta Scott King Honor wining Finding Langston, readers will see a new side of the bully Lymon in this story of an angry boy whose raw talent, resilience, and devotion to music help point him in a new direction.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Praise for Finding Langston, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

"There aren't any explosions in this spare story. Nor is there a happy ending. Instead, Langston discovers something more enduring: solace."--The New York Times

* "this crisply paced book is full of historical details of the Great Migration and the role a historic branch library played in preserving African American literary culture."--The Horn Book, Starred Review

* "This is a story that will stay with readers long after they've finished it."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

* "The impact on the reader could not be more powerful. A memorable debut novel."--Booklist, Starred Review

* "A fascinating work of historical fiction . . . Cline-Ransome at her best."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "Finding Langston is about cultural heritage and personal growth and, at its heart, about finding home wherever you land."--Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 01/07/2020
ISBN: 9780823444427
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.80h x 6.00w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 161
Booklist 12/15/2019 pg. 100
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 66
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2020 pg. 78
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2020

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507859 / Leaving Lymon
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 6