Leaving Lymon

Product Number: EB00757928
Released: Jan 07, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780823446339
Publisher: Holiday House
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Behind every bad boy is a story worth hearing and at least one chance for redemption. It's 1946 and Lymon, uprooted from his life in the Deep South and moved up North, needs that chance. Lymon's mother took off soon after he was born and his father ended up in Parchman Farm, also known as the Mississippi State Penitentiary. However, Lymon finds great comfort in his relationship with his grandfather. Together they share a love of music, spending late summer nights playing the guitar. When his grandfather dies, and his grandmother becomes too ill to care for him, Lymon finds himself living up North in Chicago with the mother he never knew and her new resentful husband. Readers of Finding Langston will see a new side of the bully Lymon in this story of an angry boy whose raw talent, resilience, and devotion to music help point him in a new direction.

Author(s): Lesa Cline-Ransome
Original Publish Date: Jan 07, 2020

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