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A Band of Angels

Title

A Band of Angels

Illustrator

Raul Colon

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780689848872

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The daughter of a slave forms a gospel singing group and goes on tour to raise money to save for Fisk University.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

740L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Race Discrimination; racism; segregation

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

Golden Kite Award, 2000, Award Book, Picture Book Text
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2000, Honor Book, Picture Book
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2000, Honor Book, Stories for Adolescent Listeners

Keywords

slavery; choir; singing; story; education; working; school; money; songs; popular; traveling

Diversity Impact

direct

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