Finding Langston

Title

Finding Langston

Publisher

Holiday House

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780823439607

Pages

107 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

760L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Family member death; Race discrimination; Immigrants and refugees; single father; death of a mother; racism; prejudice; migration; migrant child; migrant family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Audie Award, 2019, Finalist, Middle Grade
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2019, Honor, Author
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2019, Winner

Keywords

bullying; Great Migration; Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; public library; poetry; Langston Hughes

Diversity Impact

direct

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