Black History and Boys’ Stories
  • Aug 9, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 16:54 mins

Langston, Lymon, and Clem: three Black boys on the edge of adolescence who meet in a Chicago middle school in the 1940s. These boys are fictional, but their stories are rooted in historical moments that shaped Black life in America. Each of them is at the center of a book in an acclaimed trilogy for middle-grade readers written by Lesa Cline-Ransome. First came “Finding Langston.” Then “Leaving Lymon.” And now the last book in the series—“Being Clem”—is out.