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Author Henderson, Leah, author.

Title The magic in changing your stars / Leah Henderson.

Publication Info. New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  JF HENDERSON, L.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J FICTION HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-F HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J HENDERSON    DUE 11-13-21
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Children's Department  J HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J FICTION HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Children's Department  J HEN    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  J FIC HENDERSON    DUE 11-13-21
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  J HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J HENDERSON    Check Shelf

Description 302 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Eleven-year-old Ailey Benjamin Lane is an extremely gifted dancer. He'd be the first to tell and show you. So when his teacher announces that the school's next produciton will be 'The Wiz', Ailey is beyond ready to wow everyone at tryouts. Yet when that day arrives, Ailey is off his game. He forgot to wear his lucky Black Panther watch, can't remember his lines, and stands frozen when it's his turn. Later a humiliated Ailey confides in his Grampa that he's ready to give up dancing. In hopes of bolstering Ailey, Grampa shares his own secret: he gave up a promising career as a tap dancer when he was young. Like Ailey, self-doubt stopped him in his tracks, and he's regretted it every day since. Grampa even keeps a pair of very special tap shoes from all those years ago as a reminder of what might have been. That night, a curious Ailey finds the shoes. He tries them on, taps his toes, and makes a wish. Then, in the blink of an eye, Ailey finds himself somewhere that is most definitely no place like home!"
Audience Ages 8-12. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Summary After bungling his audition to play the Scarecrow in The Wiz, fifth-grader Ailey is magically transported to 1930s Harlem where he meets his own grandfather and legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
Note Includes 'Black Excellence List'--Notable names & places in 'The Magic in Changing Your Stars'.
Subject Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Dance -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Time travel -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Magic -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Dance -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction / Time Travel.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational.
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Fantasy fiction.
Time-travel fiction.
ISBN 9781454934066 (hardcover)
1454934069 (hardcover)
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