How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz

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Few genres of music are as unpredictable and mysterious as jazz, and author Jonah Winter’s new picture book gives readers a good idea why. In...

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

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If you know little or nothing about the shocking life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, this new picture book can get you...

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

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One of the loveliest picture books out there actually debuted over five years ago. It is called The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights,...

Jackie Robinson: American Hero

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2013 is the year of Jackie Robinson. First the movie “42: The Jackie Robinson Story” debuted in Spring 2013 to rave reviews, then daughter...

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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Way back in the day, when Kansas City avenues were “lined with jazz clubs, street bands and folks harmonizing on every corner,” a talented...