Josey’s Jazz

A Historical Novella

by Celeste M. Lennon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/6/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781480842472
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781480842465

About the Book

It is 1927 and Josey is an African American teenager living in the rural Deep South. Unfortunately Josey is unhappy, unsatisfied, and desperate to make her life whole. Finally with encouragement from her friends Deek and Martha, Josey decides she is deserving of happiness, ignores her grandmother’s wishes for her to become a teacher, and embarks on a journey to the North where she hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming a singer.

After Josey hops a train and arrives in Harlem, she meets up with Martha and Deek who help her find a place to live and introduce her to the Harlem nightlife. But in the midst of Prohibition and rampant racism, Josey soon realizes that her dream may be more difficult to attain than she imagined. It is only after she sneaks into an underground club and takes the stage that everything begins to transform for Josey.

Josey’s Jazz shares the tale of an African American teenager who sets out on a quest to follow her heart and pursue her dream of becoming a jazz singer in 1920s Harlem.

About the Author

Celeste M. Lennon is from a rural town in North Carolina. She has spent over fifteen years in the education field. She enjoys working with youth in schools and churches. In her spare time, she enjoys writing about issues of everyday life. She is the mother of one daughter named Nyla. Celeste would like for you to like the Celeste M. Lennon Facebook page for new releases and giveaways. Feel free to share your thoughts with her on the following sites:
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