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Being Clem



by
Lesa Cline-Ransome

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823446049
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: Mild Violence , Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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The final novel in the award-winning Finding Langston trilogy from Coretta Scott King Author Honoree and Scott O’Dell Award medalist Lesa Cline-Ransome.

Clem can make anybody, even his grumpy older sisters, smile with his jokes. But when his family receives news that his father has died in the infamous Port Chicago disaster, everything begins to fall apart. Clem’s mother is forced to work long, tough hours as a maid for a wealthy white family. Soon Clem can barely recognize his home—and himself. Can he live up to his father’s legacy?

In her award-winning trilogy, Lesa Cline-Ransome masterfully recreates mid-twentieth century America through the eyes of three boys: Langston, Lymon, and, now, Clem. Exploring the impact of the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, Jim Crow laws, and much more, Lesa’s work manages at once to be both an intimate portrait of each boy and his family as well as a landscape of American history.Author’s note. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: Mild Violence , Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.8: points 8

Lexile

900L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2021

Book Genres

Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Topics

Family life. Chicago, Illinois. African Americans. Single-parent families. Twentieth-century US history. Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, California, 1944. Racism. Friendship. Conduct of life. Bullying. Swimming. Fear. Phobias.

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Grades 5-8
Realistic Fiction Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8

Stories with strong, relatable characters that portray believable contemporary or historical real-life experiences.

14 books per Year
$285.46 per Year
Interests
Chapter Books/Novels,Diversity,Fiction,History,Realistic Fiction
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