Ray Charles

By Sharon Bell Mathis

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Lee and Low Books 2001

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This illustrated biography tells the story of Ray Charles from his childhood to age 4. It captures Ray’s feelings along his way to stardom.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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