How high the moon / Karyn Parsons.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Eleven-year-old Ella seeks information about her father while enjoying a visit with her mother, a jazz singer, in Boston in 1944, then returns to the harsh realities of segregated, small-town South Carolina.
    • ISBN:
      9780316484008
      0316484008
    • Accession Number:
      2018032141
    • Accession Number:
      on1043563238
      1043563238
    • Accession Number:
      fay.650120
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PARSONS, K. How high the moon. First edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ISBN 9780316484008. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Parsons K. How High the Moon. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2019. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120
    • APA:
      Parsons, K. (2019). How high the moon (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Parsons, Karyn. 2019. How High the Moon. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120.
    • Harvard:
      Parsons, K. (2019) How high the moon. First edition. Little, Brown and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Parsons, K 2019, How high the moon, First edition., Little, Brown and Company, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Parsons, Karyn. How High the Moon. First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Parsons, Karyn. How High the Moon. First edition. Little, Brown and Company, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Parsons K. How high the moon [Internet]. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650120

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1

Ella, 12, lives in Alcolu, South Carolina. It's 1943, so segregation is in full force. But Ella's mother is in Boston, working in the navy yards by day and singing in jazz clubs at night, and when Ella goes to live with her, the girl's eyes are opened to a different sort of life. Though the story is Ella's, her cousins Henry and Myrna, also raised by the trio's grandparents, share the narration. The story is crammed with issues: Ella's search for her white father; the excitement and disappointments of living with her mother; the arrest and execution of Myrna's boyfriend, George, for the murder of two girls; even a hint of a same-sex relationship between Ella's mother and her roommate. The book is at its best when the focus is on Ella. Her lively first-­person narrative holds readers' attention, making Henry and Myrna's appearance at times a distraction. Despite a need for streamlining (and more emotional heft to George's story), this has some wonderful voices and character interactions, and an evocative cover will draw readers. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.