Jazz Owls: a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots
Art by Rudy Gutierrez
from Simon & Schuster...
of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the
front lines of World War II. They are teenagers, scared, longing to feel
alive before they have to face the horrors of battle. Hot jazz music
spiced with cool salsa rhythms calls them to dance with the local Mexican
American girls, who jitterbug all night before working all day in the
canneries. Proud to do their part for the war effort, these Jazz Owl girls
are happy to dance with the sailors—until the blazing summer night when
racial violence leads to murder.
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