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Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Moving bio of jazz guitarist has poetic text, gorgeous art.

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This beautiful picture book biography has a poetic narrative that may be difficult for some kids to follow. They may also have trouble appreciating Django's accomplishments without some background. Fortunately there's an author's note at the back that details some of Django's background and historic circumstance. They can also get a heads up on the happy ending so they'll be able to reassure any kids upset by the tension of Django's injuries.

The gorgeous pictures are muted with scratchy charcoal lines and yellow tints lending them an air of historic import. They may also be better appreciated by older readers than the usual picture book audience.Christensen's illustrations are gorgeous, conveying time past but still retaining a feeling of immediacy and intimacy.

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