Romare Bearden

By Myron Schwartzman

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Franklin Watts 1999

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All grades benefit from this book about visual artist Romare Bearden who created a “visual definition of jazz.” with his blues and jazz themes.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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