Monday, December 8, 2014

Books of the Week, Dec 9

Elementary School - Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Looks at the life of jazz musician Duke Ellington, discussing his accomplishments and lasting popularity over the course of his fifty-year career.

921 ELL @ the Library

Middle School - How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin W. Sandler

The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, has been called "a night that changed the course of American culture." More than seventy million television viewers - the largest-ever audience for an entertainment show - watched the Beatles' performance that February 9, 1964. It was only the beginning.Had the Beatles been simply the most successful musical group of all time, their place in history would be secure. But they were much, much more. The Beatles changed popular culture forever. They changed the way people listened to music and experienced its role in their lives. And they were even more. For as their work matured, they became nothing less than the embodiment of the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.

920 SAN @ the Library

High School - Aretha Franklin : the Queen of Soul by Mark Bego

Documents the personal life and show business career of Aretha Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, covering singing in the church choir as a child, her first album at the age of fourteen, her Grammy awards, and more.

921 FRANKLIN @ the Library

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