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The Black Canary

Title

The Black Canary

Illustrator

Kristin Smith

Publisher

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780689864780

Pages

279 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

960L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; mixed race

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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