Enly and the Buskin' Blues
by Jennie Liu
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Pub Date 07 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2023
Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Books ®
"A fast-paced, quirky caper with an authentic middle-grade voice."—Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author
"Encourages readers who need to be seen as well as those who need to see . . . I tip my hat to Liu—and put a tip in the hat for Enly!"—Rebecca Petruck, author of Boy Bites Bug and Steering Toward Normal
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Enly loves making music, and it's something that connects him with his dead father. When his best friend tells him about a 2 week music camp, he really, really wants to go, and armed with a pawnshop Melodica and help from his friend, his elderly piano teacher, and some of the community buskers, he tries to earn the money to go.
This story explores the struggles faced by many people when gentrification comes into a community, and how things which are no big deal to some families are a big problem for others, Enly's efforts at problem solving and true joy in playing comes through, I highly recommend this book for young musicians-or anyone else.
As someone who grew up playing in band and going to band camp.. I appreciated this premise! Would recommend for kids at the chapter book level.