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by Walter Dean Myers
Christopher Myers, Illustrator

Reinforced | 48 pages | 9 1/2 X 11 | US$ 18.95
ISBN: 9780823415458 | 09-01-2006

Grade: THIRD | Age: All ages

Themes: Poetry, African American Interest
Recommendations: A*, C, H, K*, PW*, SLJ*

CCSS Codes:
4: RL.2, RL.5, RL.6
5: RL.2, RL.5, L.3.b

About the Book

From bebop to New Orleans, from ragtime to boogie, and every style in between, this collection of Walter Dean Myers's energetic and engaging poems, accompanied by Christopher Myers's bright and exhilarating paintings, celebrates different styles of the American art form, jazz. Includes time line and jazz glossary.

This smash-hit picture book of jazz music poems, from award-winning father-son team Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, has won a number of awards and been named to several lists, including:

TIME magazine’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time
A Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration Honor Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book
Publishers Weekly 100 Best Books of the Year
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
The first-ever Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production
and many more!

About the Illustrator
Christopher Myers