David Barclay Moore
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Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.
"The Civil War may be over, but times are not substantially improved for the freed Black citizens of Walkerton, Georgia, who are shunned by the white folks of the surrounding towns. One day, though, ol' Rootilla Redgums and her grandson, Julius Jefferson, arrive. Rootilla teaches the citizens of Walkerton how to make all sorts of beautiful things, and the white people can't get enough. But some aren't so happy. When a hooded mob threatens to burn...
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"Es Nochebuena en Harlem, pero Lolly Rachpaul de doce años y su madre no celebrarán esta noche. Todavía se están recuperando de la muerte del hermano mayor a causa de un tiroteo relacionado a una pandilla hace unos meses atrás. Luego la amiga de la madre de Lolly le trae un regalo que lo cambiará todo: dos bolsas enormes llenas de Legos. A Lolly siempre le ha encantado armar Legos y se enorgullece en seguir estrictamente las instrucciones...
A stunning feat of original storytelling from the recipient of the 2018 John Steptoe New Talent Author Award In a boldly transportive original tale, David Barclay Moore infuses history with wry folk wisdom, metaphorical power, and a splash of magic. The Civil War may be over, but times are not substantially improved for the freed Black citizens of Walkerton, Georgia, who are shunned by the white folks of the surrounding towns. One day, though, ol'...