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God bless America : the story of an immigrant named Irving Berlin by Nuchi, Adah 

BTSB Prebound(Disney/Hyperion, 2018)

BTSB #: 683995 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.6 LG

Subjects: Berlin, Irving,|d1888-1989 Composers - United States - Biography

Summary: A picture book about songwriter Irving Berlin and how his experience as a Jewish immigrant inspired him to compose the patriotic anthem "God Bless America."

6.50 *

King of ragtime : the story of Scott Joplin by Costanza, Stephen 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 244627 Available

Dewey: 780.92/BAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 930 AD

Subjects: Joplin, Scott,|d1868-1917 Composers - United States - Biography Pianists - Biography African American musicians - Biography Ragtime music

Summary: A rhythmic picture book biography of African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz.

22.08 *

Lin-Manuel Miranda : revolutionary playwright, composer, and actor [Gateway biographies]by Schwartz, Heather E. 

BTSB Prebound(Lerner, 2020)

BTSB #: 791490 Available

Dewey: 792.02/BAges: 9-14   
AR: 6.3 MG Lexile: 1010

Subjects: Miranda, Lin-Manuel,|d1980- Actors - United States - Biography Composers - United States - Biography Lyricists - United States - Biography

Summary: Playwright and Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the mind behind the smash-hit musical Hamilton. This title explores Hamilton and Miranda's other works, as well as his life off-stage.

26.28 *

Song in a rainstorm : the story of musical prodigy Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins by Armand, Glenda 

BTSB Prebound(Whitman, 2021)

BTSB #: 068476 Available

Dewey: 786.2092/BAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 770 AD

Subjects: Blind Tom,|d1849-1908 Pianists - United States - Biography Composers - United States - Biography Blind musicians - United States - Biography African American musicians - United States - Biography Musicians - United States - Biography

Summary: Born blind into a life of slavery, Thomas Wiggins was dismissed as a "useless burden." But through the loving protection of his family, he went on to become one of the greatest musicians of his time.

Who was Duke Ellington? [Who was--? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Payne, M. D. 

BTSB Prebound(Penguin Workshop, 2020)

BTSB #: 705246 Available

Dewey: 781.6509/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.7 MG Lexile: 1040 F&P: U

Subjects: Ellington, Duke,|d1899-1974 Composers - United States - Biography Band directors - United States - Biography Jazz musicians - United States - Biography

Summary: A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the black experience in the Unites States. Over a 50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz.

14.79 *

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