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.--Publishers Weekly
Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: T. E. McMorrow
Size: 11.30h x 10.30w x 0.50d
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2017 pg. 162
Publishers Weekly 09/04/2017
Booklist 09/01/2017 pg. 114
School Library Journal 10/01/2017
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2017 pg. 63
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 198222 / Nutcracker in Harlem
Reading Level: 2.8 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5