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Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music

Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music

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Children's Book ... SKU: 1534BW

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Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music

Description

The book covers five distinct African American musical styles - spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, and rap. The story of each style is told in lively writing, with historical photographs and beautiful oil paintings. And the sheet music to all eight songs is included! Be A Friend is at once an important musical history book and a lot of fun.

Composed and written by Leotha Stanley illustrated by Henry Hawkins

Full-color illustrations, color and black and white photographs; paperback

Additional Information

Subject SOCIAL STUDIES, African American History
Publisher Zino Press
Length 48 pages
Grade Range 3 and up
Professional Reviews What they are saying...
  • "An excellent introduction to African American music, acquainting children with some influential musicians and helping them to understand the importance of music to African American history and culture." - Multicultural Review
  • "A fast-paced format that makes education fun." - Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • "Where was this book when I was growing up?" - Mobile (Alabama) Register

Awards
  • CCBC Choices
  • American Booksellers, Pick of the Lists

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