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Author:
Tony Medina
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Written in the art form Hughes cherished most, this biography in verse captures glimpses of the poet's world through his voice as author-poet Tony Medina imagines it.
Author:
George R. Crisp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This biography follows the career and life of Miles Davis:from his childhood to adulthood and his musical growth along the way.
Author:
Jonah Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Tells the story of Benny Goodman growing up in Chicago, and how his family helped him fufill his dream to play the clarinet.
Author:
Sherry Ayazi-Hashjin
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The author traces rap and hip-hop back to African music roots (drumming and the griot) to America and the blues, spirituals, and jazz.
Author:
Sharon Bell Mathis
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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.
Author:
Myron Schwartzman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
All grades benefit from this book about visual artist Romare Bearden who created a “visual definition of jazz.” with his blues and jazz themes.
Author:
Miko Imai
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Three little bears receive musical instruments for their birthday and learn to play them.
Author:
Nikki Giovanni
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
An anthology of poetry from the Harlem Renaissance.
Author:
Alan Governar
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A personal account of the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, the Savoy Ballroom, and Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, through the eyes of Norman Miller.
Author:
Craig Awmiller
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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.
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