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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

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; mixed race; interracial parents; interracial family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Lamplighter Award, 2006, Nominee
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2005
Booklist Top 10 Fantasy Books for Youth, 2005
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Black Canary


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