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Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

Author: Margarita Engle; Rudy Gutierrez
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In early 1940s Los Angeles, Mexican Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day then jitterbug with sailors all night with their zoot suit wearing younger brother, Ray, as escort until the night racial violence leads to murder. Includes historical note.
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Genre/Form: Novels in verse
Fiction
Juvenile works
Electronic books
Young adult literature
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engle, Margarita.
Jazz owls.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
(DLC) 2017024247
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margarita Engle; Rudy Gutierrez
ISBN: 9781534409453 1534409459
OCLC Number: 1000447494
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez.
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