Monday, April 25, 2016

Books of the Week, Apr 25

Elementary - Jazz by Walter Dean MyersA collection of illustrated poems that celebrate the roots and various styles of jazz music, such as ragtime, bebop, and swing.
811 MYE @ the school library

Middle School - Jazz by Christopher HandysideChronicles the origin and development of the American jazz movement describing the instruments, sounds, and techniques that characterize jazz music; as well as profiles of jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and John Coltrane.
781.65 HAN @ the school library

High School - Jazz: A History of America's Music by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken BurnsTraces the history of jazz music from its origins in New Orleans through the twentieth century, and looks at the lives and contributions of some of the genre's greatest composers and performers.
781.65 WAR @ the Library

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