Harlem Hellfighters

J. Patrick Lewis (author)Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604987

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They went by many names, but the world came to know them best as the Harlem Hellfighters. Two thousand strong, these black Americans from New York picked up brass instruments—under the leadership of famed bandleader and lieutenant James Reese Europe—to take the musical sound of Harlem into the heart of war. From the creators of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, And the Soldiers Sang, this remarkable narrative nonfiction rendering of WWI -- and American -- history uses free-verse poetry and captivating art to tell century-old story of hellish combat, racist times, rare courage, and inspired music.

Reading Level
Lexile
1210L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Z
ATOS
9.1
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
History Military Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 13+
Grade
8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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