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The Resource When the black girl sings, Bil Wright

When the black girl sings, Bil Wright

Label
When the black girl sings
Title
When the black girl sings
Statement of responsibility
Bil Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive Connecticut girls' school where she is the only black student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice. Lahni Schuler is the only black student at her private prep school. She's also the adopted child of two loving, but white, parents who are on the road to divorce. Struggling to comfort her mother and angry with her dad, Lahni feels more and more alone. But when Lahni and her mother attend a local church one Sunday, Lahni hears the amazing gospel choir, and her life takes an unexpected turn. It so happens that one of Lahni's teachers, Mr. Faringhelli, has nominated her for a talent competition, and she is expected to perform a song in front of the whole school. Lahni decides to join the church choir to help her become a better singer. But what starts out as a way to practice singing becomes a place of belonging and a means for Lahni to discover her own identity. In this moving book, acclaimed author Bil Wright tells the story of one girl's search to find a home where she truly belongs
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Bil
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 up
LC call number
PZ7.W9335
LC item number
Wh 2008
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity
  • Interracial adoption
  • Singing
  • African Americans
  • Divorce
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Interracial adoption
  • Singing
  • African Americans
  • Divorce
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
When the black girl sings, Bil Wright
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0803/2006030837-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1109766
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781416939955
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1109766
  • (OCoLC)72871138
Label
When the black girl sings, Bil Wright
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0803/2006030837-d.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1109766
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781416939955
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1109766
  • (OCoLC)72871138

Library Locations

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