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Higginsen, Vy and Toyna Bolden

New York : Scholastic, 1992.
ISBN 0590442023
Doris Winters is an 11 year old girl living in Harlem in the 1940's. Her life is good and she pictures a bright future. Doris' father is the Pastor of the Mr. Calvary Church and Doris gets to sing in the choir even though she is so young. She dreams of being a professional singer when she grows up. Her parents shelter her a great deal and try to keep her from hanging with other girls in Harlem. Her life is shattered when her father dies suddenly. She goes into a deep depression and gives up singing. Sister Carrie convinces Doris to sing again and Doris begins to come around. Her desire to live a normal teenage life leads to tension between Doris and her mother. Will her mother accept Doris and her desire to be a professional singer?
SUBJECTS:     African American singers -- Fiction
                        Singers -- Fiction
                        African Americans -- Fiction


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