Dizzy Gillespie

By Tony Gentry

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers 1991

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A biography of Dizzy Gillespie, as an ambassador of jazz who introduced the world to bebop.


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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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