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5 O'clock Band by Andrews, Troy 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 061755 Available

Dewey: 788.9/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: 830 AD F&P: Q

Subjects: Andrews, Troy Jazz musicians

Summary: In this companion to Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a hometown tour of his beloved New Orleans.

22.08 *

Blue grass boy : the story of Bill Monroe, father of bluegrass music by Rosenstock, Barb 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2018)

BTSB #: 765046 Available

Dewey: 782/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 870

Subjects: Monroe, Bill,|d1911-1996 Bluegrass music Kentucky

Summary: Bill Monroe loved many things: playing music, his big family, and his home in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Even though his eyes were crossed and didn't work right, Bill's ears worked hard, picking out all sorts of sounds around his treasured home: rushing streams, wailing winds, and sundown jamborees with his family.

6.50 *

Born to swing : Lil Hardin Armstrong's life in jazz by Rockliff, Mara 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2018)

BTSB #: 761240 Available

Dewey: 786.216/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 3.5 LG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 670

Subjects: Armstrong, Lil Hardin,|d1898-1971 African American jazz musicians - Biography

Summary: The story of "Hot Miss Lil" Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader-and a female pioneer of the music stage.

6.50 *

Carlos Santana : sound of the heart, song of the world by Golio, Gary 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2018)

BTSB #: 384837 Available

Dewey: 787.87/BAges: 5-9   

Subjects: Santana, Carlos Rock musicians - United States - Biography

Summary: The childhood story of Carlos Santana, a Mexican-American rock star.

22.78 *

Danza! : Amalia Hernandez and el Ballet Folklorico de Mexico by Tonatiuh, Duncan 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 884826 Available

Dewey: 792.8092/BAges: 6-10   
AR: 6 MG RC: 6.3 3-5 Lexile: 980 F&P: S

Subjects: Hernandez, Amalia,|d1917-2000 Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Mexican folk dancing Dancers

Summary: The inspirational story of dancer Amalia Hernandez, founder of Mexico's Folkloric Ballet.

22.76 *

Dark was the night by Golio, Gary 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2020)

BTSB #: 384833 Available

Dewey: 781.643/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 4.2 LG Lexile: 1010 AD

Subjects: Johnson, Blind Willie Blues musicians - United States - Biography African American musicians - Biography Blind musicians - Biography

Summary: The story of Blind Willie Johnson--the legendary Texas musician whose song "Dark Was the Night" was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden Record.

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Feel the beat : dance poems that zing from salsa to swing by Singer, Marilyn 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 822479 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 5-8   
Lexile: 490

Subjects: Dancing

Summary: A vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa, to tango and hip hop.

6.50 *

Freedom in Congo Square by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Little Bee, 2016)

BTSB #: 212586 Available

Dewey: 976.3/NAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.4 LG RC: 3.2 K-2 Lexile: 600 AD

Subjects: Slaves New Orleans (La.) - History

Summary: This poetic, nonfiction story about a well-known piece of African American history captures a human's capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom's heart.

6.50 *

Golden thread : a song for Pete Seeger by Meloy, Colin 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2018)

BTSB #: 635942 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Seeger, Pete,|d1919-2014 Folk singers

Summary: A picture biography of the legendary folk musician, labor and civil rights activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger.

Key from Spain : Flory Jagoda and her music by Levy, Debbie 

BTSB Prebound(Kar-Ben, 2019)

BTSB #: 567567 Available

Dewey: 781.62/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.6 LG

Subjects: Jagoda, Flory Refugees Sephardim Music Jews - Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Americans

Summary: Just as her ancestors were forced to leave Spain during the Inquisition, Flory flees Europe for a new life in the United States, bringing with her a precious harmoniku and a passion for Ladino music.

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Listen : how Pete Seeger got America singing by Schubert, Leda 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 790100 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 5-9   

Subjects: Seeger, Pete,|d1919-2014 Folk singers

Summary: A celebration of the life of legendary musician Pete Seeger.

Mahalia Jackson : walking with kings and queens by Nolan, Nina 

BTSB Prebound(Amistad, 2015)

BTSB #: 678706 Available

Dewey: 782.25/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.2 LG Lexile: 500 HL

Subjects: Jackson, Mahalia,|d1911-1972 Gospel musicians

Summary: A picture book biography about Mahalia Jackson's rise to becoming the Queen of Gospel.

22.08 *

Mama Africa! : how Miriam Makeba spread hope with her song by Erskine, Kathryn 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017)

BTSB #: 314651 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 3.9 LG RC: 3.5 3-5 Lexile: 630

Subjects: Makeba, Miriam Singers - South Africa Anti-apartheid activists - South Africa

Summary: An inspiring picture-book biography of iconic singer and activist Miriam Makeba of South Africa.

22.78 *

Music of life : Bartolomeo Cristofori & the invention of the piano by Rusch, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 771832 Available

Dewey: 786.2/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.9 LG RC: 8.3 3-5 Lexile: 980

Subjects: Cristofori, Bartolomeo,|d1655-1732 Harpsichord makers Piano makers Piano

Summary: The inspiring story of the invention of the world's most popular instrument: the piano.

6.50 *

Nina : jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone by Briere-Haquet, Alice 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2017)

BTSB #: 151048 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.1 LG Lexile: 560

Subjects: Simone, Nina,|d1933-2003 Women singers - United States - Biography Singers - United States - Biography

Summary: A picture-book biography of Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist.

21.38 *

R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 924803 In Bindery

Dewey: 782.4216/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4 MG Lexile: 830 AD

Subjects: Franklin, Aretha Soul musicians - United States - Biography African American singers - Biography Singers - United States - Biography

Summary: Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent and string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Soul." This Queen was a multi-Grammy winner and the first female inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This portrait pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

22.78 *

Roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Little Bee, 2019)

BTSB #: 924801 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/NAges: 4-8   
RC: 4.7 K-2 Lexile: 880 AD

Subjects: Rap (Music) - History and criticism

Summary: Explore the roots of rap and the history of hip-hop music.

22.78 *

Sing a song : how "Lift Every Voice and Sing" inspired generations by Lyons, Kelly Starling 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 591605 Available

Dewey: 782.25/NAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.6 LG Lexile: 680 F&P: M

Subjects: Johnson, James Weldon,|d1871-1938.|tLift every voice and sing Songs African Americans United States - History|y20th century

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a family through five generations as each is inspired by the song written in 1900 to honor Abraham Lincoln. Includes author's note on the history of the song and its meaning in her family.

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Sonny's bridge : jazz legend Sonny Rollins finds his groove by Wittenstein, Barry 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2019)

BTSB #: 959070 Available

Dewey: 788.7/BAges: 6-9   
Lexile: 480

Subjects: Rollins, Sonny Jazz musicians - United States Saxophonists - United States

Summary: A picture book biography chronicles the legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollin's search for inspiration on the Williamsburg Bridge in 1959.

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Strange fruit : Billie Holiday and the power of a protest song by Golio, Gary 

BTSB Prebound(Millbrook Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 384841 Available

Dewey: 782.4216/NAges: 7-10   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 870

Subjects: Holiday, Billie,|d1915-1959 Allan, Lewis,|d1903-1986.|tStrange fruit Lynching

Summary: The story of how the racism protest song "Strange Fruit," written by Abel Meeropol, came into being and the role it played in singer Billie Holiday's life.

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