Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian
What it's about
tribute to the 'King of the Keys' is written in a jazzy, cool prose
that takes the reader back to the Cotton Club where he and his
orchestra were born. The illustrations are 'music visually interpreted'
as spirals and swirls of bright, wild colors. Readers will learn what
this legendary musician did for the world of jazz.
be honest, we haven't had a chance to read this book yet. We
do have a strict policy of only listing books that we have actually
read :). However, we've decided to go ahead and include it here because
it is a 1999 Caldecott winner, so our list would be incomplete without
it. Our review is coming soon!!
In the meantime, School
highly recommends this book, ending their review by saying, "This book
swings. Don't miss it."
Level: Gr. 2-5 DRA Level: 20
Difficulty Level: age 4-8 Lexile Measure: AD880L
Award Book -- 1999 Honor
ALA Coretta Scott King Book Award
Average Customer Rating: (15
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