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Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz
Contributor(s): Rockliff, Mara (Author), Wood, Michele (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1629795550     ISBN-13: 9781629795553
Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
OUR PRICE: $15.26  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2018
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Music
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Women
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Music - Jazz
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2017942222
Age Level: 7-10
Grade Level: 2-5
Lexile Measure: 670(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 8.3" W x 10.1" (0.85 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Topical - Black History
- Locality - Chicago, Illinois
- Geographic Orientation - Illinois
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2017
School Library Journal 12/01/2017
Publishers Weekly 12/18/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 193651
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Here is the story of Hot Miss Lil Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader--and a female pioneer on the music stage.

Ever since she was a young girl, Lil Hardin played music with a beat. She jammed at home, at church, and even at her first job in a music store. At a time when women's only place in jazz was at the microphone, Lil earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band. She went on to achieve fame as a bandleader and composer, and swung with many of the greatest early jazz musicians, including her husband, Louis Armstrong. Award-winning author Mara Rockliff and acclaimed illustrator Michele Wood brilliantly capture the rhythms and passions of this jazz pioneer and legend whose music and story deserve to be heard. This biography contains strong back matter which includes archival images, further information about Lil, a list of some of her songs and recordings, a timeline, an author's note, and a bibliography.

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