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The Black Canary

Title

The Black Canary

Illustrator

Kristin Smith

Publisher

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Pages

279 pages

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780689864780

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed race

Annotation

As the child of two musicians, twelve-year-old James has no interest in music until he discovers a portal to seventeenth-century London in his uncle's basement, and finds himself in a situation where his beautiful voice and the fact that he is biracial might serve him well.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars , Feb. 15,2005 American Library Association; Booklist Top 10 Fantasy Books for Youth,2005 American Library Association; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition,2005 H.W. Wilson; Emphasis on Reading, 2006-2007; Book List Alabama; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2007-2008; Nominee Indiana; Lamplighter Award, 2006-2007 Nominee United States

Keywords

music; time travel; portal; London; 17th century

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Black Canary

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