The Nutcracker in Harlem
, by T.E. McMorrow, Illustrated by James Ransome
Harper, HarperCollins, 2017
This retelling of The Nutcracker Suite pays tribute to the Harlem Renaissance and musicians like Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and vocalist Adelaide Hall. It also transforms the central character, Marie, from someone who needs saving to someone who saves herself from a bad dream.