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Monday, May 22, 2017

Books of the Week, May 22

Elementary - Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer Josephine Baker, depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers
921 BAK @ the library


Middle School - Jazz by Christopher Handyside
Chronicles 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 Library


High School - Jazz: A History of America's Music based on a documentary film by Ken Burns and written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Traces 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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