Once Upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman

By Jonah Winter

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children 2000

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Tells the story of Benny Goodman growing up in Chicago, and how his family helped him fufill his dream to play the clarinet.

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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.