The Sound that Jazz Makes

By Carole Boston Weatherford

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Walker and Co. 2000

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An overview of the evolution of jazz and jazz styles told in poetry. Each page includes a four-line poem and full-page illustration.

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Caldecott Medal

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