Monday, October 08, 2007
Celeste's Harlem Renaissance
Celeste's Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora E. Tate : news hot off the author's website: "The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association has announced that it has selected Celeste's Harlem Renaissance to receive the 2007 North Carolina American Association of University Women Award for Juvenile Literature."
While this is on my TBR (to be read) pile, I can report back that my mother has read it and gives it a thumbs up. She picked it up because it was set in NYC, not far from where my mother grew up (tho quite a few years before she was born); enjoyed it because the story and ending were realistic; and she says this award is very well deserved, because it said so much about the culture both in Harlem and in North Carolina. "A good, good book."