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Black Music Greats: 40 inspiring icons

Written by: Olivier Cachin Illustrated by: Jérôme Masi For ages: Middle Grades, ages 8 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Black Culture & Identity, Music, History, American History, Trailblazers, Women in Music, Non-Fiction.  Summary:  This is a beautiful and amazing book that takes the reader on…

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Little People Big Dreams: Ella Fitzgerald

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Bàrbara Alca For ages: 4-7 years Language: English  Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Women in Music, Musicians, Trailblazers, Biography, Black Culture & Identity.  Summary: Ella was a young girl fascinated with performing and music.  When she was…

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Little People Big Dreams: Dolly Parton

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Daria Solak For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Musical Artist, Women in Music, Biography, Philanthropy, Feminist.  Summary: Dolly Parton is a human that we do not deserve, she is such a gem!  This…

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The Birth of Cool; How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound

Written by: Kathleen Cornell Berman Illustrated by: Keith Henry Brown For ages: second grade and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Musician, Trailblazer.  Summary: This beautifully illustrated picture book and it’s accompanying poem are an incredible testament to a legendary musician, but…

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Q&A with Alastair Moock!

Happy Saturday!  Our Week of Music is continuing to rock, and we’ve boogied through a whole week already!  Luckily, we have one more special music-related book to review for tomorrow.  But, let’s focus on today!  Yesterday we learned a bit…

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Alastair Moock-Social justice music for children!

For ages: any age can groove to Alastair’s tunes Language: English Topics Covered: social justice, racism, white supremacy, feminism, education, self-expression, identity, freedom, and self-acceptance. Summary: Today we share an artist whose quirky, thoughtful lyrics spice up the children’s music that he makes. The well-established genre is…

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Q&A with Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log You all learned about the album Curious yesterday, so now it’s time to learn a little bit more about the minds behind Ants on a Log!  Julie and Anya have a multitude of activities, interests, and creative passions….

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Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline!- by Ants on a Log

For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Politics, Music, Health, Activism, Community Organization, Curiosity. Summary: Have you ever felt that you were too small to get something done? That no one will listen to you if you dare to raise your voice?…

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Q&A with the Alphabet Rockers

Happy Tuesday!  We typically would wait until Saturday to do Q&A’s but during our Week of Music anything can happen!  Can you tell just how exciting our lives are? Anyways, jokes about our thrilling lives aside, we are more than…

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Orchestra

Written by: Avalon Nuovo Illustrated by: David Doran For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Music, Orchestra, Instruments, Historic Figures, History, STEAM. Summary: This book was sent to us by Flying Eye Books, Nobrow in the UK, but all opinions are our own!  We have seen…

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