Celeste's Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora E. Tate


Celeste's Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora E. Tate

It's 1921, and when Celeste Lassiter Massey goes to stay with her Aunt Valentina in Harlem, she is not thrilled to trade her friends and comfortable North Carolina surroundings for scary big city life with a famous actress. While Celeste absorbs the excitement of the Harlem Renaissance in full swing, she sees as much grit as glamour. A passionate writer, talented violinist, and aspiring doctor, Celeste eventually faces a choice between ambition and loyalty, roots and horizons. The decision will change her forever.


Tate has an eye, and an ear, for the ambience of the era. Celeste and her friends and family are well-conceived individuals, both real and imagined...Absorbing - Kirkus 'Both sobering and inspiring, Tate's novel is a moving portrait of growing up black in 1920s America' #NAME?

About the Author

Eleanora E. Tate's many acclaimed books for young readers include The Secret of Gumbo Grove, Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!, Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School, and Just an Overnight Guest, which was made into an award-winning film.

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288 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Publication date

5th February 2009



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