The House On Fire: The Story of the Blues

By Craig Awmiller

Reading Level: High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Franklin Watts 1996

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Traces the history of the blues from its African roots through the 90s, with a focus on key artists ranging from Louis Armstrong to Muddy Waters and B.B. King.

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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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