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Who Was Louis Armstrong? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Who Was Louis Armstrong? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Yona Zeldis McDonough, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Explores how a tough black kid from New Orleans became an amazing jazz musician and band leader at a pivotal time in American history.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Explores how a tough black kid from New Orleans became an amazing jazz musician and band leader at a pivotal time in American history.

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Children's Literature
Gate. Satchelmouth. Satchmo. Brass Lips. All these are nicknames for the “King of Jazz,” Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong is one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, and this book tells his amazing story. Armstrong grew up in a tough section of New Orleans called Storyville. At a young age, he got into trouble and was sent to a boy’s home. There, he discovered his love for music. From then on, Louis worked to make a name for himself as both a musician and a songwriter. His talents allowed him to escape Storyville, and he eventually received the opportunity to travel across the country and around the world performing his music. With his talent and music, he was able to break down color barriers and bring joy to millions. John O’Brien’s illustrations give the reader visuals to accompany the story. The book also includes interesting facts that help explain some of the topics that the narrator discusses, such as details on the history of jazz, the Great Migration, and some basic jazz terminology. These facts, combined with the illustrations, enhance Louis Armstrong’s story, which is one of determination and perseverance that the whole family will enjoy. Reviewer: Tony Webb

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417713820
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Penguin Who Was...Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Who Was Louis Armstrong? 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MontzieW 8 days ago
Who Was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough is an outstanding book that captures the essence of Louis Armstrong's life, soul, and his music. This is no easy job. Lots of wonderful personal details and great sketches. Over 100 pages of info to delight. Loved this book best in the series. A true rags to riches, poor man to fame story. A book not just for kids, adults will love this book too.
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The begining is slow butit is still a great book
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I read it but it missed many parts of his life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah it was awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
im playing cornet too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book