Jazz in American Culture

By Burton W. Peretti

Reading Level: High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee 1997

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A look at how jazz is history and its history key to the development of American culture since the early 1900s, and the role of the arts in history.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.