Remember Me

The Magic in Changing Your Stars
Children's - 3rd-7th Grade, Age 8-12 
304 p. ; 
Retail $16.95

In Cart: 0
Available: 0
ISBN 9781454934066
Make Way For Books
Time travel enables an intergenerational friendship (and interesting family relationship) that will ultimately change both boys beyond their on-stage experiences. A beautiful story that celebrates family and grit!

Note: “fart|farting” is used in describing a dog
Publisher Summary
Can you change your fate--and the fate of those you love--if you return to the past? Journey to 1939 Harlem in this time-travel adventure with an inspiring message about believing in yourself.

Eleven-year-old Ailey Benjamin Lane can dance--so he's certain that he'll land the role of the Scarecrow in his school's production of The Wiz. Unfortunately, a talented classmate and a serious attack of nerves derail his audition: he just stands there, frozen. Deflated and defeated, Ailey confides in his Grampa that he's ready to quit. But Grampa believes in Ailey, and, to encourage him, shares a childhood story. As a boy, Grampa dreamed of becoming a tap dancer; he was so good that the Hollywood star and unofficial Mayor of Harlem, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, even gave him a special pair of tap shoes. Curious, Ailey finds the shoes, tries them on, taps his toes, and makes a wish. In the blink of an eye, he finds himself somewhere that if most definitely no place like home! Featuring an all-African-American cast of characters, and infused with references to black culture and history, this work of magical realism is sure to captivate and inspire readers.
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule Jake and Lily Breadcrumbs Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail: Letters from the Overland Trail Gooseberry Park The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Gold) The Road to Paris In Over Their Heads, 2 Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast The Everlasting Now Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World Quake!: Disaster in San Francisco, 1906 Breaker Boy The Million Dollar Race The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp Winter Sky A Tangle of Knots Afternoon of the Elves All the Way Home