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Black History Month - Music
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
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Dizzy by:Jonah Winter
This is the story of Dizzy Gillespie, a trumpet player, who created a whole new kind of music: Bebop.
Jazz A-B-Z by:Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers
A collection of poems about different jazz performers from A-Z.
The Deaf musicians by:Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs
Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.
Charlie Parker played be bop by:Chris Raschka
Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.
Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra by:Andrea Davis Pinkney
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.
Ben's trumpet by:Rachel Isadora
Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.
Jazz : my music, my people by:Morgan Monceaux
Provides a wonderful glimps at the history of jazz.
Blues journey by:Walter Dean Myers
Bring on that beat by:Rachel Isadora
Illustrations and rhyming text evoke the rhythms of jazz music.
Uptown by:Bryan Collier
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.
When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson, the voice of a century by:Pam Muņoz Ryan
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
Ellington was not a street by:Ntozake Shange
Poetry The men "who changed the world," Paul Robeson, William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) DuBois, Ray Barretto, Earlington Carl "Sonny Til" Tilghman, Jonh Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Virgil "Honey Bear" Akins and The Clovers.
Musicians / Peggy Roalf.
(Includes a greneral history of art)
Presents 2000 years of art history through a series of paintings of musicians.
Jazz / by Walter Dean Myers
*Includes CD
Jazz for kids : Sing, clap, wiggle and shake.
Universal City, CA : Verve Music Group, 2004.