The Power Of Harmony

The Power of Harmony Book Cover TIn 1968, in the coal mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, nine-year-old Jenny dreams of being a famous singer, but she suffers from stage fright and has become the target of bullies at school.  She makes friends with Melody, a proud Mi’kmaq girl who has moved from a residential school.  The girls bond.  They both love books, nature, and music.  The powerful harmony they develop helps them face challenges of peer cruelty, racism, and grief.  The time and place of socially evolving Canada are captured perfectly in the first-person narration. mjw
Title: The Power Of Harmony
Author: Jan L. Coates
: Red Deer Press
: 2013
Original language
: English
: 978-0-83995-495-3
Paperback pages
: 264
Age range
: 9 up
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: Springhill, Nova Scotia
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Canada
: 1960s, Aboriginal people, Bullying, Canada, Coal mining, Death, Family, Mi’kmaq, North America, Nova Scotia, Prejudice, Residential schools

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