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Miller, William.
New York : Lee & Low Books, 2000
IL K-3, RL 4.2
ISBN 1880000989
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Young Tia loves music and finds it at the house of an elderly lady. She takes a job as a maid in exchange for piano lessons. When Miss Hartwell’s hands are too stiff and sore to give Tia her piano lessons, Tia uses her mother’s remedy of warm salty water to soothe her hands. One day after doing her own work as well as the servant boy’s, Miss Hartwell discovers Tia’s sore hands need that same magic remedy. Come share this beautiful story of two friends brought together by their love of music.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Piano -- Fiction.
                        Old age -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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