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Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

by Renée Watson and Christian Robinson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (12), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

by Roxane Orgill and Francis Vallejo
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1998
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Jazz on a Saturday Night

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, Music
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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Becoming Billie Holiday

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper
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Sweethearts of Rhythm

by Marilyn Nelson and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-And-White Jazz Band in History

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

by Chris Raschka
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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God Bless the Child

by Billie Holiday, Arthur, Jr. Herzog, and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Dizzy

by Jonah Winter and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Sound That Jazz Makes, The

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Cosmobiography of Sun Ra, The: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening

by Chris Raschka
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Bird & Diz

by Gary Golio and Ed Young
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

by Karen Deans and Joe Cepeda
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American, Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn

by Muriel Harris Weinstein and Frank Morrison
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz

by Mara Rockliff and Michele Wood
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald

by Roxane Orgill and Sean Qualls
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist

by Bonnie Christensen
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Disability
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey

by Gary Golio and Rudy Gutierrez
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
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Struttin' with Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz

by Patricia Hruby Powell and Rachel Himes
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Horn for Louis, A

by Eric A. Kimmel and James Bernardin
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
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Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits

by Wynton Marsalis, Paul Rogers, and Phil Schaap
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Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum

by Robert Andrew Parker
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII

by Tonya Bolden
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Once Upon a Time in Chicago

by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
  • Author Resources:
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Raggin', Jazzin', Rockin'

by Susan VanHecke
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
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If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong

by Roxane Orgill and Leonard Jenkins
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1997
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    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz

by Jonah Winter and Keith Mallett
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
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Sophisticated Ladies: The Great Women of Jazz

by Leslie Gourse and Martin French
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
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Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

by Katherine E. Krohn
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2001
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Ella Fitzgerald

by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Barbara Alca

Part of the Little People, Big Dreams Series

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Sonny's Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove

by Barry Wittenstein and Keith Mallett
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
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Miles Davis: Legendary Jazz Musician

by Rachel Lynette
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George Gershwin

by Mike Venezia
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1994
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Ella Queen of Jazz

by Helen Hancocks
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Jazz

by James Lincoln Collier
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Music
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1997
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Ella Fitzgerald: American Jazz Singer

by Grace Hansen
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