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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:
Mike Venezia
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
Get to know Aaron Copland, great American composer of the 20th-century in this richly illustrated biography.
Author:
Jan Greenberg
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Take a peek behind the scenes of one of America's modern masterpieces: Appalachian Spring. This book tells the story of the three artists who collaborated to create it.
Author:
Steven Kroll
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Historic illustrated story of Francis Scott Key's creation of what would become the U.S. National Anthem.
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:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a group of slaves' escape on the underground railroad by following directions from the song "follow the drinking gourd."
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).
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