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Shattered midnight, by Dhonielle Clayton

Shattered midnight, by Dhonielle Clayton
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Ages 14-18, HyperionGrades 10-12, Hyperion
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Shattered midnight
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by Dhonielle Clayton
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The mirror, 2
In 1920s New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Zora, banished after an incident in Harlem, struggles with her overbearing family, magical powers, love of jazz, and forbidden romance with a white man1928. Zora Broussard arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Her magic caused a tragic accident, and now Zora wants to avoid her overbearing aunt and mean-spirited cousins. As a Black woman in the South, music is her only means of escape. When Zora gets the chance to perform in a prominent jazz club, she meets a white pianist named Phillip with magic of his own, including a strange mirror that foretells their future together. Keeping their forbidden love a secret, Zora and Phillip discover a connection between their families that could lead to catastrophe for them both. -- adapted from jacket
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