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Author:
Ella Fitzgerald
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An illustrated picture book of Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of the nursery rhyme. Cut paper, mixed media and computer techniques form the city-scape backgrounds.
Author:
Tony Gentry
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A biography of Dizzy Gillespie, as an ambassador of jazz who introduced the world to bebop.
Author:
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
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A brief picture book on the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.
Author:
Jessica Herthel
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born t
Author:
Toyomi Igus
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
An overview of jazz from its African origins through to hip-hop. Each two-page section includes a prose poem, a historical timeline, and a painting.
Author:
Roxanne Orgill
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of Louis Armstrong as a boy and how he was sent to The Colored Waif's Home, where a music teacher discovers Louis' musical talent and gives him a cornet.
Author:
Bill Crow
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A compilation of stories, interviews, biographies, and other sources and organized them by general topics (importance of a good nickname, stage fright, etc).
Author:
Carole Boston Weatherford
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Young children tap their feet, clap the beat, and are introduced to the rhythm of jazz as they read or listen to this story told in rhyme.
Author:
Burton W. Peretti
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A look at how jazz is history and its history key to the development of American culture since the early 1900s, and the role of the arts in history.
Author:
Burleigh Robert
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A story of Miles Davis as a teenager searching for Charlie Parker in New York City.
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