If you like Bud Not Buddy...
I'm so glad you liked Bud Not Buddy! It's one of my favorite books, too! Here are three titles I'd like to suggest.
Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys and treated
cruelly there, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music-
and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance.
The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry
As the child of two musicians, twelve-year-old James has no interest in music until he discovers a portal to seventeenth-century London in his uncle's basement, and finds himself in a situation where his beautiful voice and the fact that he is biracial might serve him well.
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
A family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding
place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events and discoveries of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.
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