Being Clem

BEng Clem by Lisa Cline Ransome

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.---from the publisher

256 pages                            ‎ 978-0823446049                             Ages 8-12

Keywords:  historical fiction, African American and Black stories, family, death and dying, Port Chicago, The Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, fathers/sons, African American author, trilogy, 20th century, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, coming of age

Also in this series:  Finding Langston; Leaving Lymon

Lisa Cline Ransome

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