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Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Inspiring tale of girl chasing her dream to be a violinist.

Book Sherri Winston Arts 2022
Black girl with big Afro decorated with a flower

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This is an inspiring book, with likable characters and realistic presentation of contemporary concerns. In Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution, author Sherri Winston brings us an all-too-rare glimpse into the life of an "arts kid." The main character has all the typical middle-school concerns with parents, friends, and school. She has a rising aware of social issues like racism and corruption. But for her, her music comes first. It's her source of joy and the center of her desired future. Kids with interests in theater, music, and art will see themselves in these characters. Other middle-school readers can relate to the universal challenge of finding your niche in a new school and of gradually being pulled into grown-up problems in the world.

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