Finding Langston (MP3 CD)

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By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham (Narrated by)
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Prolific kids' nonfiction writer Lesa Cline-Ransome's debut middle grade novel is absolutely wonderful, and shares a great love of poetry and libraries.

— Suzanna

Fall 2018 Kids Indie Next List

“In this story of the Great Migration of 1946, 11-year-old Langston misses his mother who has passed away, his grandmother who was left behind and his father who has to work long hours. As Langston faces poverty and bullying in Chicago, he takes refuge in the library and discovers books and companionship, something that is life-affirming for both him and his father. Finding Langston is exactly the profound book of renewal we need right now.”
— Alice Hutchinson, Byrd's Books, Bethel, CT


When eleven-year-old Langston's mother dies in 1946, he and his father leave rural Alabama for Chicago's brown belt as a part of what came to be known as the Great Migration. It's lonely in the small apartment with just the two of them, and Langston is bullied at school. But his new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the local public library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston, a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781974907069
ISBN-10: 1974907066
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: August 14th, 2018
Language: English

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