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The Resource Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots, Margarita Engle ; art by Rudy Gutierrez

Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots, Margarita Engle ; art by Rudy Gutierrez

Label
Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots
Title
Jazz owls
Title remainder
a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots
Statement of responsibility
Margarita Engle ; art by Rudy Gutierrez
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, these Jazz Owl girls dance with the sailors until the blazing summer night when racial violence leads to murder. Suddenly the restless white sailors are attacking the girls' brothers and boyfriends. The cool, loose zoot suits they wear are supposedly the reason for the violence - but really these boys are viciously beaten and arrested simply because of the color of their skin. In soaring images and searing poems, this is the breathtaking story of what became known as the Zoot Suit Riots as only Margarita Engle could tell it. -- From dust jacket
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
Awards note
Américas Award commended title, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639262
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engle, Margarita
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 up
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gutierrez, Rudy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mexican Americans
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Novels in verse
  • Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943
  • Race relations
  • Dancing
  • Sailors
  • Mexican Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • Dance
  • Mexican Americans
  • Race relations
  • Sailors
  • California
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots
Label
Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots, Margarita Engle ; art by Rudy Gutierrez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The River of Music
  • Swimming Season
  • Barefoot
  • Peeled
  • Ghostly?
  • Victory Familia
  • Americanos All!
Control code
on1000447275
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781534409439
Lccn
2017024247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1000447275
Label
Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots, Margarita Engle ; art by Rudy Gutierrez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The River of Music
  • Swimming Season
  • Barefoot
  • Peeled
  • Ghostly?
  • Victory Familia
  • Americanos All!
Control code
on1000447275
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781534409439
Lccn
2017024247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1000447275

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