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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] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Thousands of Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front lines of World War II. They are young, scared, and longing to feel alive before they have to face the horrors of battle. Hot jazz music spiced with cool salsa rhythms calls them to dance with the local Mexican American girls, who jitterbug all night before working all day in the canneries. Proud to do their part for the war effort,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Novels in verse
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Engle, Margarita.
Jazz owls.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
(DLC) 2017038525
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margarita Engle; Rudy Gutierrez
ISBN: 9781534409439 1534409432 9781534409446 1534409440
OCLC Number: 1000447275
Target Audience: Ages 12 up.
Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The River of Music --
Swimming Season --
Barefoot --
Peeled --
Ghostly? --
Victory Familia --
Americanos All!
Responsibility: Margarita Engle ; art by Rudy Gutierrez.

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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  Read more...

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"Offers a look at a seldom-represented moment in U.S. history. . . . The free verse brings us inside the characters' heads, allowing us to feel Ray's indignation at racial violence and to understand Read more...

 
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