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The author traces rap and hip-hop back to African music roots (drumming and the griot) to America and the blues, spirituals, and jazz.
Sharon Bell Mathis
Late Elementary School
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.
Late Elementary School,Middle School
19th century tale of a widowed farmer with two children who advertises for a wife. The answer to his ad is Sarah, who arrives from Maine. The tale gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Three little bears receive musical instruments for their birthday and learn to play them.
Traces the history of the blues from its African roots through the 90s, with a focus on key artists ranging from Louis Armstrong to Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
Early Elementary School
A fly, who speaks jazz, seeks directions to town from animals and insects who respond to him with their sounds. The fly uses these sounds to jazz up his band’s music.