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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.
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young Mexican girl living near Santa Fe learns about the importance of her culture through family and music. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
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:
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Though the narrative of a young Cochiti Pueblo girl, readers learn traditions of the Native American culture including how pottery, instruments and food are created, as well as some traditional folklore.
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.
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